Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Nominations open for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards

Information in this posting was retrieved on January 13, 2013 from: 

Nominations open for Alberta’s foremost arts recognition, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. Albertans are encouraged to nominate the artist or group of artists who exemplify excellence and have had significant impact on Alberta’s cultural scene. 

Eligible artists may work in visual, performing, literary, cinematic or other artistic media, including architecture or design. Nominations must be received by February 15, 2013.

Adjudicators will choose up to three recipients for a $30,000 award, a handcrafted medal, and the opportunity for a residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony.

Recipients will be announced in May and receive this distinction from the awards patron, His Honour, Colonel (Retired) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at a gala dinner in Red Deer, June 15, 2013. 

The gala is the culmination of Rooted in the Arts, a week-long arts celebration in Red Deer, which was chosen as host city through a competitive bid process.

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards is one of Canada’s most prestigious independent arts awards programs, designed to raise the profile of arts in Alberta. The awards are made possible through a donor-funded endowment. 

To learn more or to nominate an artist, visit 

For more information or media interviews contact 

Lee Elliott 
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards 

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