The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards celebrate Alberta’s rich cultural fabric by honouring its most accomplished artists and supporting professional artists in the early stages of their careers. 

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Apply for 2020 Emerging Artist Award

Alberta emerging artists  – of all disciplines – who are in the early stages of their professional careers, are eligible to apply for the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award.

Since the launch of the competition in 2008, 53 Emerging Artists have been recognized with this prestigious award. Recipients span the rich offering of visual, performing, film, design and literary professional arts in the province. The awards consist of a medal and $10,000, and are given in alternate years to up to 10 deserving artists as decided by an expert jury panel.

The competition closes at midnight February 23, 2020. Recipients will be notified in May 2020 and the awards will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in a private ceremony at Government House, Edmonton in June 2020. Apply here