ABSOLUT celebrates Vancouver arts with up to $120,000 donation

Vancouverites invited to submit proposals for local art project

VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - ABSOLUT Vodka is donating up to $120,000 in support of Vancouver art, as part of the brand's mandate to promote the growth of creative communities worldwide.

Local artists and related organizations are invited to submit proposals for art projects they would like to bring to life in the Vancouver area.

Interested parties have until October 31st to submit entries at www.facebook.com/ABSOLUTVancouver. Starting November 10th Vancouverites will have the opportunity to vote online for one of the top ten qualifying submissions. The winning entry will be announced in spring 2010.

"ABSOLUT has a proud history of working with artists around the world," says Kelly Kretz, Senior Brand Manager for ABSOLUT Vodka in Canada. "Vancouver is a hotbed of artistic talent, and we're thrilled to be able to give back to this community in a creative and collaborative way."

ABSOLUT will unveil the top 10 submissions at an exclusive media event in November. This event is tied to another exciting new initiative - the first of its kind in Canada - that will be announced simultaneously with the top 10 submissions.

For more information, guidelines and to submit an idea for consideration, please visit www.facebook.ca/ABSOLUTVancouver. To find out more check out Absolut.ca or follow AbsolutCANADA on Twitter.

ABSOLUT Collaborations

ABSOLUT history-making artistic collaborations include work with over 300 painters, sculptors, glass designers, musicians and fashion designers, including: Andy Warhol, Lenny Kravitz, industrial design artist Konstantin Grcic, digital art pioneer Laurence Gartel and comedic actor Zach Galifianakis.

Corby Distilleries Limited

Corby is a leading Canadian manufacturer and marketer of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's rye whiskies, Lamb's rum, Polar Ice vodka and Seagram's Coolers. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT vodka, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet and Ballantine's scotches, Jameson Irish whiskey, Beefeater gin, Malibu rum, Kahlua liqueur, Mumm champagne, and Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate wines.

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For further information: For further information: and to learn about the November launch event please contact: Jennifer Pyne or Sarah Bush, Harbinger Communications, jpyne@harbingerideas.com or sbush@harbingerideas.com, (416) 960-5100, 1-877-960-5100 ext. 264 or 224


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