Oak Bay’s Acorn Arts Award is an honorary artistic achievement award that recognizes a living individual, group, institution or business who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to, and significant impact on the arts in Oak Bay.
The purpose of the award is threefold:
1. To acknowledge and celebrate outstanding artistic merit or outstanding arts contributions in Oak Bay.
2. To enhance awareness of the arts and the role they play in nourishing Oak Bay's economic, social & emotional well-being.
3. To acknowledge persons who have contributed to an enlivened, healthy, and meaningful community.
Arts can include, but are not limited to: visual arts, craft, design, film, new media, music, dance, writing, public art, theatre arts, philanthropy, business supporting the arts, volunteerism in the arts, culinary arts, landscape art, or architecture.
The award is administered by the Oak Bay Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture and the Municipality of Oak Bay and is adjudicated by the Oak Bay Arts Laureate and the Public Art Committee. The award has no monetary value. The honoree receives a bespoke acorn keepsake and will be publicly recognized for their achievement. The Acorn Arts Award is only awarded when a suitable candidate is identified.
Three supporting letters of reference must be uploaded once the online nomination form (link below) has been filled out. We accept additional supporting appended materials to a maximum of 4 pages.
Hardcopy nomination packages are also available at any Oak Bay Recreation Centre and can be mailed to:
ArtsAlive Acorn Arts Award Committee
Attn: Arts & Culture Programmer, Recreation Oak Bay
1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6