The William Norrie Arts & Culture Volunteer Award

39th Annual Virtual Volunteer Awards

39th Annual Virtual Volunteer Awards

Saturday, October 1, 2022
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Deadline for nominations is
Sunday June 5, 2022


The William Norrie Arts & Culture Volunteer Award

Volunteer Manitoba is proud to present this new award which recognizes the incredible contribution volunteers make to multiple arts & culture organizations throughout Manitoba.

The William Norrie Arts & Culture Volunteer Award celebrates volunteers across Manitoba who donate their time to advancing the arts and cultural sector, whether through a leadership role or on the front lines of programs and festivals across the province. Arts and cultural organizations play a significant role in the health, well-being, social inclusion and connection of Manitobans, and many show their support for these organizations by donating their time as volunteers.

In 2013, 107 million hours were donated to arts organizations across Canada (the equivalent of 56,000 jobs). Arts & Culture volunteers contribute more hours, on average, than volunteers in any other sector, and here in Manitoba the arts & culture volunteer rate is higher than the national average. Arts & culture volunteers are an essential part of ensuring the strength of our communities, and the arts.

Eligibility Criteria

The award is open to all who give their time and talents to help strengthen arts and cultural programs and services in communities across Manitoba.

How to Submit a Nomination

  1. Complete the online nomination form (see below)
  2. Attach to the online form any supporting information you wish the jury to review. This could include: supporting letters (no more than 2), newsletter clippings (please submit only information pertaining to the nominee, and not a full newsletter), media coverage, or photos.
    Please note, you can only upload one attachment so please combine your information into one document. If you are not able to do so, please email additional information to and include the nominee's name and the award category in the subject line.


An independent panel of judges reviews all nominations and will select the award recipient(s). If selected as a recipient, nominees will be notified in early June.

Nomination Forms

Online Form