The “Buffys” are coming back to Fort McMurray.
The Arts Council Wood Buffalo is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards.
The program looks to recognize different areas of art through 12 categories. This includes Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Dance, Fine Craft, Indigenous Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
They’re also accepting nominations for their “Rising Star” category which recognizes a young, upcoming artist.
“The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards is an important opportunity to recognize the achievements of those organizations and individuals who champion the arts in our region,” said Liana Wheeldon, ACWB Executive Director, in a release.
Last year, the ACWB held the first ever “Buffys” receiving 40 nominees, while having 36 performers at their showcase event.
“The recognition received by each nominee and award winner will raise their profile, build their portfolio, and allow them to compete and thrive as an artist within our community and beyond the borders of Wood Buffalo.”
Nominations are due by August 15 with all art pieces due by August 31. The winners will be announced on October 21.