One of the best ways to foster ongoing cultural activity in a community is to recognize its artists and artisans, its visionaries and volunteers, all those engaged in shaping and supporting memorable events.
For that reason, the District of Mission is holding its first annual Muse Awards to honour individuals or groups that help make our community resonate with vibrant new ideas and creative forms of artistry.
Awards will be presented in many fields of cultural endeavour, including music, visual, performing and literary arts, with separate categories for emerging artists and for groups/individuals supporting and sustaining culture.
The annual Muse Awards, created by the Cultural Resources Commission (CRC), will connect artists and arts advocates with a wider audience, both within and beyond the community.
The inaugural ceremony will take place on Oct. 27 at the Cedarbrooke Chateau, at 7 p.m.
Nominations are open until Sept. 30. For full criteria and nomination process, go to www.mission.ca/culture or visit the CRC table at the Celebrate Mission event this weekend in Fraser River Heritage Park.