Last December local funnyman Lucas Myers accepted the mantle of Nelson's cultural ambassador.

Who will Nelson’s next cultural ambassador be?

The Cultural Development Committee is inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2014’s Nelson cultural ambassador.

The Cultural Development Committee, on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2014’s Nelson cultural ambassador in the category of film/video. The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s annual reception in December. The honour comes with a $1,000 cash prize.

Applicants should be professionals working in the field of film and/or video production. Applications and nominations can be made on an individual basis or on behalf of a collective or company for a field of work. Preference will be given to those who will be showing their work outside city limits, in addition to within Nelson.

“The cultural ambassador program has been a successful one,” says Stephanie Fischer, chair of the Cultural Development Committee. “We’ve had five years of talented professionals representing our city: the Corazon Youth Choir, fibre artist Angelika Werth, author Anne DeGrace, dancer Hiromoto Ida, and 2013’s ambassador, actor Lucas Myers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.”

The commission established this honour five 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 ambassador can use the City’s official designation in their own promotional materials, programs and fundraising.

Deadline for submissions is November 1. Please contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s cultural development officer at cultural(at)nelson.ca for an application/nomination form or for further information.

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