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Nominate an unsung hero for a Mamdani Arts Leadership Award

Nominations are now open for the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award–Calgary’s only monetary award to honour the very best arts and culture volunteer board members in our community. Complete a nomination using this online form.

“Volunteer board members are often the unsung heroes of our arts and culture organizations in our community, and this award is our chance to honour them for their expertise and commitment,” says Riaz Mamdani, CEO of Strategic Group.

The Mamdani Arts Leadership Award recognizes an arts volunteer board member who goes above and beyond to support the logistics, programming, operations and or culture of the organizations they choose to support. The award is named after the Mamdani family—champions of Calgary’s arts and culture sector.

Sponsored by Strategic Group, this is the third year for the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award. Previous winners were Peter Schryvers with the Beltline Urban Murals Project and Festival and Meg Van Rosendaal and Bob Chartier with the Music Mile.

The deadline for nominations is 4:30pm on January 15, 2021. You can learn more about the other Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards at Calgary Arts Development.