Sam Carter Award in Applied Art + Design – BC Achievement Foundation

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The BC Achievement Foundation has launched its 2024 Call for Nominations for the Sam Carter Award in Applied Art + Design, which will be open until June 30, 2024.

Sam Carter Award in Applied Art + Design

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Nominations for this year’s award are accepted online now through June 30, 2024.

The Sam Carter Award in Applied Art + Design (AAD) program celebrates British Columbians who excel in creating functional art. The program recognizes artists who work in mediums such as furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, weaving, glass, fashion, and industrial design.

Applying for an award serves as a platform to communicate an artist’s work, vision and contribution to the creative economy. The process invites an opportunity for artistic reflection and exposes artists and designers to a wider audience. The program welcomes submissions from those who produce work that has a practical or functional application.

Recipients will be announced in October, with an exhibit of their selected works taking place on November 18-24 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver. 

The naming honors the visionary founder of the program, the late Sam Carter, saluting his remarkable legacy on the 20th anniversary of the program’s offering.  As an artist, educator and curator, Sam championed Canadian designers, craftspeople and applied artists. He personally curated the AAD program’s annual exhibits and guided the program with unflagging passion and dedication. Sam was a true friend and advisor to the provincial, national and global applied art and design community.

About BC Achievement Foundation

BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 that celebrates the spirit of excellence in our province and serves to honour the best of British Columbia. By recognizing the accomplishments of our province’s entrepreneurs, artists, community leaders, youth and volunteers, its award programs pay tribute to exceptional people, doing exceptional work, while carving a path forward for others to follow.

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