Creative Economy Department Phone: (705) 739-4299
Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Please contact Amanda Dyke at 705-739-4220 x4593 or
Event Sponsors:Allegra Barrie
Barrie Country Club
Stone Fossil Media
Inside the MusicTed Handy and AssociatesTamarco Contracting Ltd.
Upsight & Sound
Kool FM Barrie
The 2018 Barrie Arts Awards presented by TD took place at the
Barrie Country Club on Wednesday, November 21st, honouring several stellar individuals for their amazing contributions to the arts sector.
We are proud to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Barrie Arts Awards, presented by TD!
Stephen MosleySongwriter. Founder. Busker.
Victoria ButlerWriter. Publisher. Volunteer.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. We received 39 nominations across six awards categories, and encourage you to re-nominate your colleagues, friends and family members who are working tirelessly to bring arts and culture to Barrie and beyond.
role of the Poet Laureate is to raise the profile of the literary arts by:
The Poet Laureate acts as a literary ambassador and is expected to appear at City events as determined by the Creative Economy Department.
Nominees must work, live, attend school, exhibit or perform within Barrie.
A nominee may be nominated for only one award per year.
Past winners may not be nominated for the same award they won in a previous year but may be nominated for a different category.
Artist Without Barriers Must be an artist, performer or writer, who has demonstrated creative originality through a body of work despite living with a continuous or recurrent mental or physical disability that results in a substantial restriction in their ability to work, care for themselves, or take part in community life. May be deceased or living. This award is sponsored by the City of Barrie's Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Excellence in Arts Must be an established professional artist, performer or author, who has demonstrated through one or more bodies of work creative originality, professional maturity and artistic leadership. These individuals may be living or deceased.
Emerging Artist presented by Georgian College DVA Must be an individual who has begun to develop a body of work in preparation/or pursuit of a professional career in the arts.
Contribution to the Community Must be an individual, duo or collective that has played a significant role in the development of an arts organization or program, or contributed to the overall arts community in building capacity and enriching the lives of Barrie residents and the local environment. These individuals may be living or deceased.
Most Promising Youth Must be 19 years of age or younger, and currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution. This youth will have demonstrated a superior ability in their art form. This award can be for any form of art; eg. visual, performing, literary, etc.
Business Champion presented by Pratt Homes This award will be given to an individual or business operating in the Barrie area that has consistently and significantly supported the arts through either financial and/or in-kind means. This award may be granted to a business that has made a concerted effort to build capacity in the arts.
As an event sponsor, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign including print advertising, social media, website, and printed materials. Our partnerships are valued and contribute directly towards providing recognition to and celebration of our local arts community. Opportunities are available for in-kind or monetary sponsorships, starting at $300. For more information contact Amanda Dyke, Culture Officer - Development, at (705) 739-4220, ext. 4593 or
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