Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards!

Presented at KWENCH, 2031 Store St, Victoria.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards!

The 2022 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards Program was an evening of celebration and networking featuring the announcement of the recipients of the 2022 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 an in person reception at KWENCH, 2031 Store St., in Victoria.

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 Jessie Demers

  • ProArt Early-Career Artist Award recognizes the potential of an early-career artist. Includes a $500 prize. The 2021 PARC Retirement Living award recipient, June Yeo, was invited to select the 2022 ProArt Early-Career Artist Award recipient.
    * Presented to Alexander Taylor-McCallum

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

  • 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 Isolde Roberts-Welby, and Tori Jones

  • 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 Andrew Barrett

  • CRD Arts Commission Regional Impact Award recognizes outstanding impact by a local festival/event/organization. Includes a $5,000 prize.
    * Presented to Esquimalt Community Arts Hub (ECAH)

  • 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 Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

  • John Mears Achievement in Music Award, recognizes a demonstrated commitment to the success of the arts community in the region, and potential to achieve success in the future. Includes a $2,000 prize.
    * Presented to Chelsea Kutyn

  • 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, those that have retired.

    Please join us in honouring the following folks that have contributed so much to our community:
    • Jane Butler McGregor, Victoria Conservatory of Music
    • Ivan Habel, The Belfry Theatre
    • Brian Richmond, Blue Bridge Theatre
    • Peter Sandmark, MediaNet
    • Stephen White, Dance Victoria
    • Justine Shore, Intrepid Theatre

  • We’d also like to take a moment to honour those who have passed away in the past 12 months. Folks that have left a legacy of significant contributions. Please join us in remembering:
    • Danilo Danzo
    • Mike Demers
    • John Krich
    • Judy Treloar
    • Heather Wheeler

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

  • Loreto Espinoza
  • Wes Borg
  • Stephanie Sartore
  • Matthew Payne
  • Marina Glassford
  • Miles Giesbrecht
  • Doug Jarvis
  • Fresko One World Catering
  • Showcase Awards & Recognition
  • ProArt Jury members
  • ProArt Awards Committee members
  • A special thanks to Nancy Noble and Isaac Thomas for helping to hand out the awards!

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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