The Hamilton Fringe is pleased to present
The Gilded Hammer Awards
the inaugural celebration of achievement in the Hamilton theatre arts.
Why award Hamilton theatre artists?
It is our belief that a strong and inclusive theatre culture contributes to the cultural life of all Hamiltonians. We are committed to creating presentation opportunities for local artists and to supporting the growth of professional theatre in Hamilton. The Gilded Hammers are designed to celebrate the fierce spirit of independent theatre artists, to award innovation and growth, to nurture emerging talent, and to recognize the national achievements of artists from Hamilton.
The Golden Hammers theatre awards categories include:
1. The Cutting Edge: Innovation Award
Celebrating the change-makers, the innovators, the courageous, the revolutionaries. This award recognizes the skills and achievements of a local artist or arts leader who has carved out new pathways for theatre in Hamilton. This award will have a $1000 cash prize attached.
2. The Groundbreaker: Emerging Artist Award
Awarded to an artist who is young in craft and shows great promise. The winner exhibits vision, sensitivity, and strength in the art form. Community impact and burgeoning creativity are given greater weight than polish. This award will have a $1000 cash prize attached.
3. The Force of Impact: National Achievement Award
An artist from Hamilton who is making a name for themselves and for the city on the National or International stage.
4. The Dramatic Backer: Community Contribution Award
Awarded to a business, sponsor, or donor who has made a significant impact on the theatre arts through their financial support of artists and arts organizations.