SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 2021 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Application Deadline is August 31, 2020.
The Award recognizes the contributions to the arts of those who work behind the scenes.
TORONTO, June 1, 2020 – The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards announces it is currently accepting applications for the Unsung Hero Award. The application deadline for this category is August 31, 2020 (please note that this is later than the final submission deadline for the other awards, which is July 31, 2020 at 5pm EST). There is no fee to apply for this award.
This is an annual award recognizing the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization active in any aspect of the Canadian folk music scene (performance, promotion, presentation, etc). It is meant to recognize those not generally recognized as a high profile individual, group, or organization, but who work tirelessly behind the scenes for the love of the music and who have not been recognized for their contributions by national or international music entities. It includes volunteers in all their diversity who, year after year, lend support to folk clubs, festivals, house concerts, etc. Posthumous nominations for individuals are not accepted.
All submissions are adjudicated by members of the CFMA Board of Directors, who will select a recipient from the eligible submitted candidates. There is no fee for this nomination.
The Unsung Hero Award will be announced at the 16th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs), which takes place the weekend of April 9-10, 2021 in Charlottetown PEI. The weekend’s focus events will take shape as two hosted Awards Weekend Concerts, which are open to the public. Check the CFMA website for details and upcoming ticketing information.
Previous recipients include Toronto Publicist Jane Harbury (2011); New Brunswick Journalist Gerry Taylor (2012); Winnipeg Folk Festival Founder Mitch Podolak (2013); Ottawa Impresario and Philanthropist Harvey Glatt (2014); Ottawa Folklore Centre Founder Arthur McGregor (2015); Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club Founder Steve Edge (2016); Co-Founder of The Carbonear Folk Festival Gerry Strong (2017); Edmonton Folk Music Festival Artistic Director and producer and event sponsor Terry Wickham (2018), and Nova Scotian performer, promoter and historian of Canadian Folk music Donnie Campbell (2020).
If you know someone who deserves this award, please fill out the nomination form below. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.