Searching for a Nelson cultural ambassador

The Cultural Development Committee is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2013’s Nelson cultural ambassador

The Cultural Development Committee, on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2013’s Nelson cultural ambassador in the category of theatre.

The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s annual reception in December and will receive a $500 honorarium, provided by the Capitol Theatre in partnership with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. The deadline for submissions is November 2.

Applicants should be professionals performing in a recognized form of theatre arts. Applications can be made on an individual basis or on behalf of a theatrical group or company for a field of work. Preference will be given to individuals or companies who will be touring outside the city limits, in addition to within Nelson.

“The cultural ambassador program has been  successful,” said Stephanie Fischer, chair of the committee. “We’ve had four years of talented professionals representing our city: the Corazon Youth Choir, fibre artist Angelika Werth, author Anne DeGrace, and 2012’s recipient, dancer Hiromoto Ida. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.”

Four years ago, the committee established this honour 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.

Contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s cultural development officer at for an application/nomination form or for further information.



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