Arts Champion–Special Award
Winner: Harold Buchwald (Posthumous)
Nominator: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Manitoba Theatre Centre
About Harold Buchwald
Harold Buchwald was a true Canadian, Manitoban and Winnipegger. But more importantly, he was a true arts champion of the Winnipeg Arts Community. His passion for the arts has greatly benefited many people throughout his life and will continue to benefit artists, arts organizations and the communities of Winnipeg well into the future. The Board of the Winnipeg Arts Council has unanimously accorded this Arts Champion–Special Award to the memory of Harold Buchwald. To be accepted by Mrs. Dee Buchwald.
On the Rise
Winner: Victoria Prince
Nominator: Dave Barber
About Victoria Prince
Victoria Prince is an artist who creates exceptional original work for the right reasons, as an artist driven to create art for artistic reasons. She doesn’t follow the rules or boundaries and for this we must be grateful. This award will give Victoria Prince the true recognition as the original artist she deserves.
Making a Mark
Winner: Vince Fontaine
Nominator: Andrew Balfour
About Vince Fontaine
Vince Fontaine is a powerful presence in the Winnipeg arts community as a musician, songwriter, producer, administrator and leader of the internationally acclaimed music group, Eagle and Hawk.
Making a Difference
Winner: Rory Runnells
Nominator: Bruce McManus
About Rory Runnells
Rory has been a significant creator in the Manitoba theatre community for more than 25 years. He is a writer, a producer, and a developer of new plays.
Winner: Assiniboine Credit Union
Nominator: Winnipeg Centennial Folk Festival, Art City and the West End Cultural Centre
About Assiniboine Credit Union
Assiniboine Credit Union has been a true partner for the Winnipeg Folk Festival and many other arts organizations in this city. In good times, and in not-so-good times, ACU has been a committed and loyal supporter. Assiniboine Credit Union’s interest in community building is manifested through its investment in arts organizations like the Winnipeg Folk Festival as well as fellow nominees Art City and the West End Cultural Centre. We nominate ACU for the Arts Champion Award for its work in building a strong arts community in Winnipeg.