Nominations now open for the 2017 BftA Awards!

The 2016 BftA Awards Gala may have just wrapped up, but we are already on the hunt for our 2017 award winners! If you know an extraordinary individual or organization who has been a long standing supporter of the arts across Canada, we want to hear from you!

* 2016 Community Impact Award Winners Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation and Tim Jones, CEO of Artscape, as well as Community Impact Award Partner Vince Timpano, President, Americas Coalitions, AIMIA

* 2016 Community Impact Award Winners Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation and Tim Jones, CEO of Artscape, as well as Community Impact Award Partner Vince Timpano, President, Americas Coalitions, AIMIA

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

2017 Edmund C. Bovey Award

Recognizes a business leader who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant philanthropy and volunteerism in the arts in Canada. The winner receives $20,000 to direct from the Bovey Award fund to the arts organization(s) (non-foundation) of their choice.

2017 Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award   

Recognizes an arts leader for their life-long commitment to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships with fellow arts executives, artists, media, business leaders and the public sector to ensure a vibrant cultural sector. The winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) (non-foundation) of their choice.

2017 Arnold Edinborough Award

Celebrates a young business professional under the age of 40 who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts. The winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) (non-foundation) of their choice.

2017 Corporate Champion of the Arts Award

Recognizes a business that has strengthened arts and culture in Canada through its long-standing support and commitment to the sector.

2017 Community Impact Award

Recognizes an arts and business partnership that has enhanced the quality of life and enriched the cultural scene in their community through innovative program(s), creative business partnerships and/or neighbourhood revitalization initiatives.

*Nominations are now closed. We will be announcing the winners in the coming months, stay tuned!