About the Jury

Selection Process: 

The CCNC Awards Program promotes a principled and effective adjudication process. A volunteer peer jury conducts a review of all submissions and selects the successful candidates. The recipients are celebrated at the CCNC’s annual summit. The jury may decide not to bestow an award in any given year. The current standing CCNC Board of Directors, and by extension their municipalities, are not eligible to serve on the Awards Program Jury.

 

CALL FOR AWARDS JURY

The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) is looking for five voting members to sit on the Awards Program Jury. The Awards Program Jury, a volunteer peer jury, conducts a review of all submissions and selects the successful candidates. The inaugural Awards Program Presentation will be at the Creative City Summit in Surrey, British Columbia, October 17-19, 2016. The Award Categories are: Award of Excellence – Cultural Planning, Award of Excellence – Public Art, Award of Excellence – Cultural Events and Cultural Leadership Award.

The current standing CCNC Board of Directors, and by extension their municipalities, are not eligible to serve on the Awards Program Jury. Also, individuals whose local governments have submitted nominations to the Awards Program will not be selected as jurors to avoid actual or perceived conflict of interest.

Qualifications

• Individuals who are active CCNC voting members who are not currently serving on the CCNC Board of Directors;
• Individuals with extensive experience working in cultural services for a municipality in Canada;
• Individuals have significant professional experience in local cultural policy, planning and practice;
• Individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cultural Planning, Public Art and Cultural Events;

Responsibilities
• Review the CCNC Awards Program Jury Terms of Reference;

Key Dates for Jurors include:
o May 20, 2016 – Deadline for Jury Applications
o June 14, 2016 – Teleconference Jury Meeting
o July 12, 2016  – Teleconference Jury Meeting
o July 14, 2016  – Teleconference Jury Meeting

Please send the following information to Awards Program Consultant, Diane Thorpe at

• Subject Title: Awards Program Jury;
• Full name and contact information;
• Biography highlights;
• Brief expression of interest.

Application deadline is Friday May 20, 2016 5PM PST

Background Photo Credit:
Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, ON