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Regular Service
Designed to raise the profile of our dynamic arts community and provide local artists with well deserved recognition
  • made possible by the City of Barrie and the generosity of several local businesses that have provided either financial or in-kind donations
  • Nominees can be recognized for contributions in one of five areas:  
    • Excellence in the Arts 
    • Contribution to the Community 
    • Emerging Artist 
    • Most Promising Youth 
    • Business Champion 
    • Artist Beyond Barriers
 The Arts Awards program was also the inspiration for the Poet Laureate program that rolled out in 2010 when the Department crowned it's first Poet Laureate, Dr. Bruce Meyer. The current Poet Laureate is Victoria Butler
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates: Arts Awards take place in November - visit the City's website
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Artist or business owner, see website for details
Application Names of nominees are submitted to the Arts Awards Committee and selections for awards are made by a Jury Panel, for further information contact Amanda Dyke.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
70 Collier St
9th Flr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1G8
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Intersection Mulcaster St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking - Accessible; Entrance - Accessible (auto door); Public Washroom - Accessible; Elevators with audible indicator
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-9850
Fax 705-739-9160
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Amanda Dyke, Culture Officer Development; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 4593; Email:
Alternate Contact Stephannie Schlichter, Director; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5036; Email:
Mailing Address c/o City of Barrie; PO Box 400 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4T5

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