The Artist of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant achievement within the creative arts.
A nominee must:
- Self-identify as Muslim.
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Demonstrate significant achievement within the creative arts (e.g., art, music, dance, theatre, design and/or architecture).
- Have had a significant and positive impact on his/her industry and the larger Muslim community.
- Actively strive to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim community in Canada.