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The Robert G. Kemp Arts Award



Left to right are: Susan Cook (BMFA Manager), Barbara Kemp (Widow of Robert), Tracey Strnad (Winner) and Dave Saunders (Chair of BMFA Board of Directors)


The Robert G. Kemp Annual Award

The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is proud to announce that the 27th recipient of the Robert G. Kemp Arts Award for 2019 is Tracey Strnad.

Tracey has written and will direct a feature 80 to 90 minute narrative film Labour Day.  Production will take place in August 2019 in the South Georgian Bay region showcasing the talents of local artists and providing trainee positions for local youth.

The $5,000 annual Award was created in 1989 from a trust fund administered by the BMFA with the intent to provide encouragement and recognition to the artistic development of an individual or group residing in the South Georgian Bay region. Each applicant submits a project proposal that will benefit this community.

A formal presentation will be made at the BMFA AGM in November. For more information contact admin@bmfa.on.ca .

Previous Award Winners:

1990 Willi Wildman
1991 Jody Geddes
1992 Christopher Ralph
1993 Jerry Prager
1994 Celebration Children’s Choir
1995 Jennifer Nichols
1996 Rachel Prince
1997 L.E. Shore Library
1998 Not Awarded
1999 Fleetwood Dancentre
2000 Jane Cooper-Wilson
2001 Friends of the Mad River
2002 Samantha Gorrie
2003 ARTWORK Group
2004 Kerry Garvey/John McIntyre
2005 Not Awarded
2006 Jason MacLaren
2007 Keli-Ann Pye Beshara
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Edward Seh Taylor
2010 Madeline Haney
2011 Store 54
2012 Arylie MacEachern
2013 Gaslight Tours
2014 Sara Sniderhan
2015 Julia White
2016 Andrea Renaldo
2017 The Magic of Children in the Arts
2018 Shipyard Kitchen Party