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Lindsay King arts awards

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.

2019 Recipient - Maurie Richardson

Maurie has been teaching music and performing arts to local residents for over 40 years. This includes during his time as a teacher at Clyde Primary School, as well as a long-standing member of the Cranbourne Chorale and leader of a local U3A guitar group. He served as president of Cranbourne Chorale from 2003 to 2007, and as Vice President from 2007 to 2018. He is currently the sitting president. His contributions have meant that many local residents of Casey - particularly boys - have engaged with (and forged) hobbies and careers in music and performing arts.

2018 Recipient - Chantelle Riordan

Chantelle has received little formal recognition for her voluntary efforts in the past. It is perhaps testament to her ‘quiet achiever’ personality and selfless attitude to simply help where she can without seeking reward. The Casey Community has benefitted greatly from Chantelle’s membership and involvement in many local arts organisations. This includes the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band, the Casey Camera Club and BATS Theatre Company, as well as being a volunteer ukulele tutor at the Balla Balla Centre. It also includes being the president of the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band and, finally, as a sitting member of Casey’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee.

Nominate someone for the Award

Nominations will open in 2021 for Casey's most prestigious arts award. Do you know of an individual – an artist or an arts supporter – who has made a significant contribution to the arts in Casey? If you have an arts champion in your community, you can nominate them and have them recognised for their contribution to arts and culture in the community.

Eligibility – who you can nominate

To nominate someone for the award, they must:

  • be a current or previous member of an arts organisation or group servicing residents in the City of Casey
  • be an individual who provides their expertise to further the development of the arts in Casey. The period of time, level of commitment and the positive impact the nominee has had on the arts in Casey is considered.

Ineligibility – who we cannot accept

You cannot nominate:

  • yourself
  • groups
  • previous winners of the Lindsay King arts award