Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards!

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Presented at the Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards!

The 2021 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards Program was an evening of celebration and networking featuring the announcement of the recipients of the 2021 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards, and recognition of our colleagues whom have contributed to the arts and culture community.

Members of the regional arts and business community gathered in celebration of artists and the incredible work that they do in the Greater Victoria, Capital Region.

This year’s awards were presented to recipients at the Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

Awards presented:

  • Witness Legacy Award for Social Purpose and Responsibility through Art recognizes artists who use their artistic practice for positive social or environmental change. Includes a $500 prize.
    * Presented to Kate Rubin and the William Head On Stage Theatre Society

  • ProArt Early-Career Artist Award recognizes the potential of an early-career artist. Includes a $500 prize. The 2020 PARC Retirement Living award recipient, Krystal Cook, was invited to select the 2021 ProArt Early-Career Artist Award recipient.
    * Presented to Sarah Jim

  • Parc Retirement Living Mid-Career Artist Award recognizes contributions made by a local mid-career artist.
    Includes a $2,000 prize.
    * Presented to June Yeo

  • UVic, Fine Arts Student Community Impact Awards recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated an outstanding effort in a community engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria. Includes a $1,000 funding prize for each recipient.
    * Presented to Alison Roberts, Kyla Fradette, and Dani Neira

  • 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.
    * Presented to Rebecca Hass

  • CRD Arts Commission Regional Impact Award recognizes outstanding impact by a local festival/event/organization.
    Includes a $5,000 prize.
    * Presented to Intrepid Theatre and Puente Theatre’s conVERGE residency and mentorship program

  • JAYMAC Outstanding Production Award, awarded to a locally produced performing arts production. Sponsored by the JAYMAC Fund through the Victoria Foundation. Includes a $15,000 prize.
    Presented to Theatre SKAM for their body of work over the past year

  • Tributes and Recognitions
    We would like to take a moment to give our thanks to members of the arts community that have left to work elsewhere and those that have retired.

    Please join us in honouring the following folks that have contributed so much to our community:
    • Jon Tupper, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    • James Lam, CRD Arts and Culture Support Service
    • Kathryn Laurin, Victoria Symphony
    • Heather Lindsay, Intrepid Theatre
    • Michelle Jacques, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    • Haema Sivanesan, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    • Walter Quan, BC Arts Council
    • Mary Kerr, UVic Theatre Department
    • Warwick Dobson, UVic Theatre Department
    • Bert Timmerman, UVic Theatre Department
    • Karla Stout, UVic Theatre Department
    • Charles Procure, UVic Theatre Department
    • Sue Donaldson, BC Arts Council
    • Lloyd Fitzsimonds, Royal and McPherson Theatres Society
  • We’d also like to take a moment to honour those who have passed away in the past 18 months. Folks that have left a legacy of significant contributions. Please join us in remembering:
    • Jeremy Gordaneer, visual artist
    • Raj Sen, Open Space Arts Society
    • Eric Charmin, Philanthropist
    • Rosemarie Liscum, Ballet Victoria

Thank You!

On behalf of the ProArt community and the Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the following people, organizations and companies who help to make the Awards Program a significant event:

Award Sponsors:

Program Sponsors:

Program Participants and Production Team

Thank you and see you again next year!

Past Programs and Recipients:


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For any inquiries or questions please contact:
Doug Jarvis, Administrator
ProArt Alliance

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