Bermuda’s own dance creative, Suzette Harvey, Founder and Artistic Director of United Dance Productions is one of five Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients of the 2019 Bermuda Arts Council (BAC) Annual Awards Ceremony this year.
The event takes place later today, at the Earl Cameron Theatre at 6:30pm (October 20). It is also free and open to members of the public.
The annual ceremony recognizes “persons who have made significant contributions to the arts in our community”.
BAC Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to “persons who are respected in their art form and who have created a significant body of original work that is representative of the Bermudian spirit; Founders Awards to persons who have been pioneers in their respective art form, and thus have been mentors/ role models for their fellow artists and the generations to follow; and Patron Awards to persons who have been benefactors to the Bermuda arts community”.
BAC Chair Ms Jennifer Phillips said: “The Bermuda Arts Council is committed to developing and improving the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts in Bermuda. An important element of this objective is to publicly acknowledge the work of
our local artists.
“Through the Arts Council’s Annual Awards Ceremony, not only are we conveying to members of our arts community that they are valued, but also we aim to underscore that value by bringing the public’s awareness to their artistic contributions.”
Minister of Labour, Social Development and Sports Lovitta Foggo will be in attendance to formally acknowledge this year’s recipients and celebrate their achievements.
2019 Awardees
  • Lifetime Achievement: Sheilagh Head – Visual Art
  • Ronald Lightbourne (posthumous) – Music and Literary Arts
  • United Dance Productions Founder: Suzette Harvey, JP – dance
  • Music – Lloyd Matthew
  • Patron of the Arts: John Campbell, QC
The ceremony gets underway at 6:30pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall and Performing Arts Centre and as noted it’s free and open to members of the public.