2016 Award Winners


City of Hamilton, ON - Transforming Hamilton Through Culture


Hamilton’s Cultural Plan takes a holistic and integrative approach to planning and establishing goals in which City departments work together to achieve high level city-building to create and celebrate a vibrant city including spaces, places and people.



City of Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program


Winnipeg’s Public Art Policy was developed by the Winnipeg Arts Council on behalf of the City of Winnipeg in 2002. The Policy was approved in 2004 and has evolved into an ever-expanding Public Art Program that includes local, national and international commissions, artist residencies and an innovative collaborative community art program.


*Honourable Mention, City of Hamilton, ON - The Eagles Among Us



City of St Albert, AB - The Northern International Children's Festival of the Arts


Celebrating 35 years and attracting 50,000 people annually from throughout Central and Northern Alberta, The Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival is one of North America’s longest-running arts festivals for children.


*Honourable Mention, City of Richmond, BC - Richmond Maritime Festival



Burke Taylor, Taylor-Harvey Inc., and Co-director, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, UBC


Burke founded and was the first President of the Creative City Network of Canada – an initiative to create and support a community of practice among Canadian municipal staff with arts and cultural development responsibilities.


Thank you to our 2016 jurors!


Katherine Kerr
Public Art Director,
Edmonton Arts Council, AB
Kevin Kitchen
Community Development Manager
City of Saskatoon, SK
Kirsten Schrader
Arts and Culture Division Manager
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
Cowichan Valley Regional District, BC
Rebecca Cann
Cultural Planning Supervisor
City of St. Catharines, ON
Angela Watson
Cultural Development Officer
City of Fredericton, NB


Background Photo Credit:
Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON - Photo by C. Rechico