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Arts & Culture

This award celebrates an individual, ensemble or organization's outstanding artistic achievements in a variety of creative, applied and fine art genres. They have made a significant contribution to Kingston's art and culture scene, while creating access and inclusion to arts and culture.

Arts & Culture

Eligibility Requirements
1. Nominee has had an active business in the Greater Kingston area for a minimum of 3 years.
2. Nominee is a Kingston-based artist, creative, arts group, arts organization or arts-related business.
3. If nominated by a third party, Nominee must approve and accept the nomination.
4. Nominee must not have won in the same category in the past three years.

Submission (500 Word Minimum)

Commitment and Quality (30%)
How long has the Nominee been involved in the arts and culture and what is the quality of their output? Is their work considered professional and has its value been recognized through employment, contracts, sales, funding, sponsorships, donations and/or investment?

Creativity and Innovation (30%)
Has the Nominee demonstrated creativity and innovation related to their work? Have they changed how the arts and culture are perceived and valued through their efforts, by their audiences, clients, funders, peers and/or the broader public?

Sustainability and Impact (30%)
Is the work of the Nominee financial sustainability and has it made a positive impact on the Kingston community? (Describe any initiatives or activities related to public engagement, increased access and/or supporting local.)

Profile (10%)
What is the Nominee’s profile locally as well as outside Kingston? Has the Nominee received any recognitions and/or awards that have helped raise their profile as well as the profile of arts and culture in Kingston?

Award applicants are not required to be a member of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Entry Deadline

To be eligible, your submission must be received by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce office no later than June 29th, 2022. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

Business Excellence Awards
c/o Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
204-299 Concession Street, Kingston, ON, K7K 2B9

To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

If you have extra material (Marketing plans/images) that does not fit into the space provided within the form, and you would like the judges to consider, please email it to:

Kylie Sochasky
Member Communications Coordinator

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