Mamdani Arts Leadership Award

The Mamdani Arts Leadership Award is a $5,000 cash award to recognize and reward the integral role of volunteer board members who lend their expertise, talent and time to supporting the work of arts organizations and festivals that make Calgary a vibrant and creative city. This award honours an arts volunteer board member who goes above and beyond to support the logistics, programming, operations and/or culture of the organization(s) they choose to support.

The award will be presented to the recipient at an event celebrating the arts in 2023. This award was established by Strategic Group and Calgary 2012 (a legacy project of Calgary’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada).

About Strategic Group

Strategic Group owns and develops office, retail, and apartment properties across Canada. Based in Calgary, Strategic Group has proudly sponsored the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award for three years. The award is named after the Mamdani family — champions of Calgary’s arts and culture sector.

Award Rules & Criteria


Guidelines PDF
Nomination Form

Submit Your Nomination

For more information about the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award, please email

Previous Recipients: Peter Schryvers (2019), Meg Van Rosendaal and Bob Chartier (2020), Arif Ansari (2021), Stephanie Hutchinson (2022)

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