DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

The Awards will be presented at the annual Mayworks Labour Arts Awards Gala on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Toronto Steelworkers Hall.

Awards categories include:

Traditional Labour Arts Award * for the creative design of a quilt or a banner to promote labour solidarity

Labour Music Award * for an original labour song or piece of music that supports workers’ rights
Must submit a recording of a song written in the past two years for consideration

Labour Activist Award for Excellence in Contribution to Labour Arts for a labour activist who has made outstanding use of the arts to promote the values of the labour and social justice movements

Artist Award for Excellence in Contribution to Labour and Social Justice Movement for an artist who has significantly captured the values of the labour and social justice movements in their art

Labour Organization Awards for Excellence in Contribution to Labour Arts for a labour organization which has made outstanding use of the arts to engage their membership

Labour Creative Maverick Award for 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 for an individual who has 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.


Nominations should include a one-page summary as to 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 can be mailed to Mayworks Labour Arts Awards at 308-25 Cecil Street, Toronto ON M5T 1N1

or emailed to awards@mayworks.ca

Mayworks Awards Winners 2013-2016