Search begins for Nelson's 2014 Cultural Ambassador
The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2015’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador in the category of Music.
The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Annual Reception in December.
The award comes with a $1000 honorarium.
Applications and nominations should be for professionals, either individuals or groups, working in the music field. Preference will be given to those who will be performing their work outside of the City limits, in addition to within Nelson.
“The Cultural Ambassador program is entering its seventh year, and the response we’ve had from the community has been tremendous,” says Stephanie Fischer, Chair of the Cultural Development Committee.
“The roster of talented professionals we’ve had representing our City is impressive: the Corazon Youth Choir, fibre artist Angelika Werth, author Anne DeGrace, dancer Hiromoto Ida, actor Lucas Myers, and filmmaker Amy Bohigian. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the City to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.”
The CDC established this honour seven years ago in recognition of local individual artists, groups or collectives who have achieved a high standard of excellence in their artistic discipline and who are active not only in Nelson’s cultural community but extend their talents to other communities and countries.
The Cultural Ambassador is expected to represent and promote the City of Nelson on their travels, increasing the visibility and cultural reputation of Nelson. In return, the Cultural Ambassador can use their official designation in their own promotional materials, programs and fundraising.
Deadline for submissions is October 24.
For more information or to receive an application/nomination form, contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Officer.