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Barrie Arts Awards
presented by TD

The 2019 Barrie Arts Awards presented by TD takes place at Liberty North on Wednesday, November 27th, honouring several stellar individuals for their amazing contributions to the arts sector. 

Register your attendance for the Barrie Arts Awards today! Interested businesses, organizations or individuals that want to guarantee themse​lves a table can purchase a table of 8 with all funds going to the City's Community Engaged Art program, supporting community pianos and works by emerging artists.

Gala Event

Wednesday, November 27
Liberty North - 100 Caplan Avenue, Unit 1
Doors at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm
You must be registered and have a ticket to attend. Sponsors, please email to confirm your attendance.

2019 Short Listed Nominees

Most Promising Youth

Kasey Kohring.jpg
​​Kasey Kohring​Multi-instrumentalist. Vocalist. Music Director.
Alyssa Bartholomew.jpg​Alyssa Bartholomew​Singer. Actor. Producer.
Noah Hollinshead.jpg​Noah Hollinshead​Actor. Director. Comedian.

Emerging Artist presented by Georgian College DVA

Madison Mueller.jpeg​Madison Mueller​Singer-songwriter. International Award Winning Artist. Performer.
Danielle Joy Kostrich - Headshot.png​Danielle Joy KostrichPlaywright. Director. Storyteller. ​
Lyric Dubee.jpg​Lyric Dubee​Revolution Rocker. Touring Artist. Guitarist.

Artist Beyond Barriers presented by the City of Barrie Accessibility Advisory Committee

James Brooker.jpg​James Brooker​Painter. Calendar Artist. Generous Art Donor.
David Whyne.jpg​David Whyne​Pianist. Guitarist. Flutist.
Joie Red.jpg​Joie Red​Author. Inspirational Speaker. Advocate.

Business Champion

Barriston_Logo-PANTONE.jpg​Barriston LawB Corp Certified Business. Cultural Sustainability Leader. Avid Arts Supporter.
MTAV_LOGO-620x314.png​Multi Tech Audio Visual​Leader in Live Event Production. Mentor to Emerging Creatives. Community Partner.

Excellence in the Arts

Don Komarechka.jpg​Don Komarechka​Macro Photographer. Public Speaker. Podcast Host.
Frances Thomas.png​Frances Thomas​Exhibiting Professional Visual Artist. Art Curator. Educator.
Michael Jack.jpg​Michael Jack​Multiple Gold and Platinum Award-winning Producer. Sound Engineer. Touring Audio Professional.

Contribution to the Community

Joan and Bob Gilroy.jpg​Joan and Bob Gilroy​Culture Institution Capital Donors. Generous Hosts/Patrons. Ongoing Arts Supporters.
Carolyn Bell Farrell by Katie Sage 400 dpi.jpg​Carolyn Bell Farrell​Cultural Leader. Visionary. Champion of Visual Artists.
Marshall Green.jpg​Marshall Green​Arts Fundraiser. Promoter of Culture. Patron to Emerging Artists.

Award Categories

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 Beyond 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
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.

Looking to profile your business or organization to the Barrie Arts Awards presented by TD audience?

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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