#yyjArtsAwards Oct 3, 5-6pm

The 2020 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards reception will take place on Saturday, October 3, 5-6pm as an online event. Visit 2020-greater-victoria-regional-arts-awards/ at that time to view the event and join the online watch party.

The program will be live-streaming from a variety of arts facilities across the Greater Victoria region with each site presenting one of the awards categories and their recipients this year.

The annual awards program have expanded to include some new sponsors that honour local artists and organizations creating work in the region over the last year.

Awards to be presented include:

• The Parc Retirement Mid-Career Artist Award recognizes contributions made a local mid-career artist, includes a $2,000 prize.

• The CRD Arts Commission Regional Impact Award recognizes outstanding impact by a local festival/event/organization, includes a $5,000 prize.

• The City of Victoria Creative Builder Award recognizes an individual working behind the scenes who has worked to build the community, includes a $3,000 prize.

• The JAYMAC Outstanding Production Award, awarded to a locally produced performing arts production, includes a $15,000 prize.

• Witness Legacy Award for Social Purpose and Responsibility through Art recognizes artists who uses their artistic practice for positive social or environmental change, includes a $500 prize.

• The ProArt Early-Career Artist Award recognizes the potential of an early-career artist, includes a $500 prize.

• Critics Choice Awards, five awards recognizing the outstanding work being produced in theatre.

To read more about the awards program and to watch live visit: proartalliance.wordpress.com/2020-greater-victoria-regional-arts-awards/

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