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Ontario Arts Council


Shoshana Wasser

Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

Finalists Announced for 2014 Premier's Awards for Excellent in the Arts

July 29, 2014

Ontario is celebrating the twelve finalists for the 2014 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The award recognizes extraordinary achievements of the province's artists and arts organizations. The 2014 laureates will be announced at an awards ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall on Sept. 16 in Toronto.

This year's finalists are:

Artist Award

IAIN BAXTER&, Windsor, Visual Arts
Joël Beddows, Ottawa, Theatre
Christi Belcourt, Espanola, Visual Arts
Jane Bunnett, Toronto, Music
Keith Campbell, North Bay, Visual Arts
Lee Maracle, Toronto, Literature

Arts Organizations Award

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Visual Arts
Blyth Centre for the Arts, Blyth, Theatre
Debajehmujig Storytellers, Wikwemikong, Community Arts
International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Literature
Red Sky Performance, Toronto, Dance/Theatre/Music
Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, Theatre

Supporting artists and arts organizations is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic business climate.

Read the press release