Amy Bohigian shows off the Cultural Ambassador sash with Nelson cultural development officer Joy Barrett looking on.Bohigian is the 2014 cultural ambassador.

Musician sought for cultural ambassador

Cultural Development Committee looks to honour Nelson artists.

Would you like to become Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2015?

The city is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position 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.

“The cultural ambassador program is entering its seventh year, and the response we’ve had from the community has been tremendous,” said Stephanie Fischer, chair of the Cultural Development Committee (CDC).

“The roster of talented professionals we’ve had representing our city is impressive: the Corozon youth choir, fibre artis Angelika Weth, author Anne DeGrace, dancer Hiromoto Ida, actor Lucas Myers and filmmaker Amy Bohigian,” she said.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the city to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.”

The CDC established the cultural ambassador role seven years ago. The honour is meant to recognize those who practice a high standard of artistic discipline and who aren’t only active in Nelson, but in other communities and countries.

The cultural ambassador is expected to represent and promote the City of Nelson during their travels. They can also use their official designation in their own promotional materials, programs and fundraising.

Deadline for admissions is October 24. To apply, contact Joy Barrett at


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