Award Nominations

John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Recipients of the John and Barbara Mather Award receive recognition, a medal to commemorate their achievements and $500. The Award has been celebrating distinguished contributors to craft since 1981, and it is one of the highest markers of exceptional commitment to the development of craft in Ontario.

Craft Ontario Affiliate Organization members, past Mather Award recipients, and leaders from Ontario-based craft sector organizations and educational institutions are eligible for submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be received by the Craft Ontario office by the submission deadline, and must include:

    • A two page letter of nomination, written by an authorized representative, that outlines why the individual is worthy of the award and recognition for lifetime achievement.
    • The letter of nomination must also include a description of the nominee’s involvement in supporting craft, and a brief explanation of the nominee’s connection to your organization, if applicable.
    • A current CV of the nominee's professional background.

Should your nominee be chosen by the jury for the Award, you will be required to submit a high resolution photo of the nominee and a current biography.

You may submit nominations as printed or digital documents. If you are submitting a print package, please mail to Craft Ontario at 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto ON, M6J 1H9, and include the heading attn: Craft Awards Program. If you are submitting your nomination in digital format, please send as either PDF or word documents, and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions about the process or requirements of nomination, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 416-925-4222 ext 225.



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Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.