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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2018 Emerging Artist Awards competition

The Emerging Artist competition, which runs every other year, provides recognition and support to artists at the beginning stages of their professional careers. Artists apply for the honour by highlighting their artistic achievements  and making a case for how the $10,000 award will help them take their career to the next level. Each application must be supported with confidential appraisals from two experts in their artistic discipline who can speak to the applicant’s work and potential.

Applications are adjudicated by an independent panel in a process managed by The Banff Centre, and selected by The Board of Directors of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation. Past recipients span the rich offering of visual, performing, design and literary professional arts in the province.

Recipients receive their cash awards and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award medal from the awards honorary patron, Her Honour The Hon. Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, in a private ceremony at Government House in Edmonton. Application deadline is February 9, 2018.

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Email the Arts Awards: artsawards @ shaw . ca
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation
415 Twin Brooks Crescent, Edmonton, AB  T6J 6V2