Twelve have been chosen for Excellence in the Arts award
ONTARIO -- The Province of Ontario is celebrating the achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to culture with the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The awards celebrate the achievements of the art community in Ontario, and contributions to the culture sector.
The program is in its 10th year of recognition for artists and art organizations that contributed a significant amount of their time.
- Christi Belcourt -- Espanola, Visual Arts
- David Buchbinder -- Toronto, Music
- George Elliot Clarke -- Toronto, Literature
- Dwayne Morgan -- Toronto, Literature
- Lata Pada -- Mississauga, Dance
- Larry Towell -- Bothwell, Media Arts
Arts Organization Award:
- A Different Booklist -- Toronto, Literature
- Dusk Dances -- Toronto, Dance
- Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography -- Toronto, Visual Arts
- International Festival of Authors -- Toronto, Literature
- Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Toronto, Media Arts
- Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orleans -- Ottawa, Multidiscplinary
Winners will be announced on Oct. 5, during a reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Nominations for the 2017 awards will be accepted until Dec. 1, 2016.