Lindsay King Arts Initiative Award
The Lindsay King Arts Initiative Award is Casey’s most prestigious award for the arts, recognising local residents whose initiatives have made a significant contribution to the arts in Casey.
Established in 2007, the award was named in memory of Cranbourne resident Lindsay King, whose vigorous commitment to the arts and passion for local history, tourism and culture made a positive impact on the community in Casey. Nominations close on the last Monday of June.
There are two award categories:
- A significant contribution to the development of visual arts and crafts
(Film and digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, curatorial, photography, crafts, textiles, etc.)
- A significant contribution to the development of literary and performing arts
(Writing, poetry, screenplays, acting, singing, dancing, music, stage support and sound, etc)
2013 Nominations Are Open Until Monday 24 June
For further information please contact the Arts Development Officer on 9705 5200.
At the 2012 Mayoral Arts Dinner the following winners were announced.
Mrs Anne Atkin – A significant contribution to the development of visual arts and crafts.
Mrs Anne Atkin has dedicated 35 years to the development and education of the arts in Casey. In 2006 she founded Painting with Parkinson’s in Berwick. This pioneering program is now recognised Australia wide and has spread to nine other locations in Victoria.
Mrs Jean Heriot – A significant contribution to the development of literary and performing arts.
Jean Heriot founded the Berwick Youth Choir in 1986, a not for profit group that aimed to provide quality performance and music education opportunities for children in Casey. As the conductor and musical director for over ten years, Jean toured with the choir through Europe in 1997 and has realised the aspirations of several professional musicians in Casey.