MAYWORKS 2017: DATES ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that the 32nd edition of Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts will take place from April 28 – May 7, 2017.

This year’s multidisciplinary program captures and expresses the shared experiences of precarious work and collective struggle for decent wages and healthy working conditions. Highlights of the Festival will be released soon – stay tuned!

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MAYWORKS LABOUR ARTS AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Mayworks Board is pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2017 Mayworks Labour Arts Awards is now open. The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 6, 2017.

Nominations should include a one-page summary of why your nominee should be considered for the specific award. Attached to the nomination should be any references that will help elucidate your reasons. Nominations should be forwarded to mailed to Mayworks Labour Arts Awards c/o 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON or emailed to mayworksawards[at]gmail.com.

The Awards will be presented at the annual Mayworks Labour Arts Awards Gala on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the Steelworkers Hall.

The 4th Annual Mayworks Labour Arts Awards

The 4th Annual Mayworks Labour Arts Awards

About Maywork Labour Arts Awards
The Mayworks Labour Arts Awards are given by Mayworks to recognize significant contributions to the arts and labour movement in five categories:

  • The Labour Activist Award for Excellence in Contribution to Labour Arts: This award honours labour activists who have made outstanding use of the arts to promote the values of the labour and social justice movements
  • The Artist Award for Excellence in Contribution to Labour and Social Justice Movement: This award recognizes artists who have significantly captured the values of the labour and social justice movements in their art
  • The Labour Organization Awards for Excellence in Contribution to Labour Arts: This award recognizes labour organizations which have made outstanding use of the arts to engage their membership
  • The Labour Creative Maverick Award: This award recognizes an unusual and creative use of the arts to promote labour rights and awareness
  • The Min Sook Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Labour Arts: This award recognizes those who have captured the values of the labour and social justice movements in their art or through their activism over many years. This award is named in honour of Min Sook Lee, an activist-artist whose own contributions moved Mayworks Festival toward its current artistic vision to actively seek representation of equity groups as audiences and artists. Lee also helped Mayworks focus on programming that engages new, non-arts audiences, and that challenges Euro-centric notions of art.