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Finalists Announced for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts

October 2, 2015


Ontario is celebrating the 12 finalists for the 2015 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

The awards recognize the extraordinary achievements of the province's artists and arts organizations. The 2015 laureates will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum on October 20 in Toronto.

This year's finalists are:


Artist

  • Jennifer Baichwal, Toronto; nominated in the Media Arts category
  • Christi Belcourt, Espanola; nominated in the Visual Arts category
  • Jane Bunnett, Toronto; nominated in the Music category
  • Barry  Dempster, Holland Landing; nominated in the Literature category
  • Alex Pauk, Toronto; nominated in the Music category
  • Mavis Staines, Toronto; nominated in the Dance category


Arts Organization                                                                           

  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton; nominated in the Visual Arts category     
  • Éditions Prise de parole, Sudbury; nominated in the Literature category                  
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto; nominated in the Media Arts category
  • ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto; nominated in the Media Arts category                         
  • SOULPEPPER THEATRE COMPANY, Toronto; nominated in the Theatre category
  • Young People's Theatre, Toronto; nominated in the Theatre category 
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