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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2020 Emerging Artist Award

More than 160 applications for the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award were received by the February 23 deadline. We’ll announce up to 10, new 2020 Emerging Artists in June 2020.

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. These outstanding artists continue to contribute to Alberta’s rich cultural fabric in communities across the province – and across Canada.