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2018 Emerging Artist Awards competition now open

Edmonton…Alberta artists of all disciplines, in the early stages of their professional careers, are eligible to apply for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. The awards, consisting of a medal and $10,000, are given in alternate years to up to 10 deserving artists. Past recipients span the rich offering of visual, performing, design and literary… Continue Reading

2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists Recognized

2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists, John Estacio, Alex Janvier and Alice Major were recognized as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity hosted the 2017 celebration with a new brunch format on a brilliant fall day in the mountains. Master of Ceremonies, CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, was a most engaging host for the celebration… Continue Reading

Announcing the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce that composer John Estacio (Edmonton), visual artist Alex Janvier (Cold Lake), and poet and writer Alice Major (Edmonton) have been selected to receive the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The three were selected from a pool of 42 outstanding nominations by an… Continue Reading

Nominate an outstanding artist

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, Alberta’s most prestigious artistic award. Alberta artists and those now working elsewhere, but maintaining a strong connection to Alberta, are eligible and anyone may nominate through a simple online process. The 2017 recipients will receive their awards from the awards patron, Her… Continue Reading

2017 Distinguished Artist Awards

We’re pleased to announce that the 2017 Distinguished Arts Awards will be hosted by The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Saturday, September 23, 2017 with an all new brunch format to leave plenty of time to soak in Banff’s glorious early fall beauty. We look forward to adding new names to our Distinguished Artist roster and encourage the public and arts… Continue Reading

Appointments to our Board of Directors

The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of new new members and directors from Edmonton: Lloyd Lewis, former Vice-President and General Manager of CTV, brings previous board experience with United Way, Capital Region and the Red Deer College Foundation as well as serving on an advisory committee for the broadcast program at Mount Royal… Continue Reading

2016 Emerging Artists named

Calgary (May 16, 2016)…The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation is awarding a total of $100,000 to the 10 recipients of its 2016 Emerging Artist Award. “When economic times are tough, artists are especially vulnerable,” says Foundation Chair Phil Ponting. “We are pleased to be able to invest in advancing the careers of these… Continue Reading

2016 Emerging Artist Awards competition now open

Calgary…Alberta artists of all disciplines, in the early stages of their professional careers, are eligible to apply for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. The awards, consisting of a medal and $10,000, are given in alternate years to up to 10 deserving artists. Past recipients span the rich offering of visual, performing, design and literary… Continue Reading

Thank you Lethbridge for a celebration to remember!

2015 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists, Ronnie Burkett, Frances Ginzer, and Peter von Tiesenhausen were feted in style as Lethbridge hosted one of the most energized gala celebrations ever. The Soar Festival for emerging artists kicked off the week and will become an annual event. Celebration day, June 6, began with entertainment on special buses that transported… Continue Reading

Three to receive $30,000 Distinguished Artist Award

Calgary…Puppeteer extraordinaire, Ronnie Burkett of Toronto, renowned soprano, Frances Ginzer, Calgary, and internationally acclaimed artist Peter von Tiesenhausen of Demmitt, Alberta, will receive Alberta’s highest arts recognition, the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. “These artists are celebrated internationally, yet maintain strong connections to Alberta that continue to feed our local arts culture,”… Continue Reading