Now Accepting Nominations | 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award

Date: Dec 14, 2020

Deadline: Feb 21, 2021 - 11:45 pm

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award is Alberta's most prestigious recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts. This award recognizes Alberta artists for: 

  • The highest degree of artistic excellence; career achievement; and/or significant body of work; and/or breakthrough contribution, including pushing the boundaries of the art form.
  • Significant impact on, and contribution to, the arts in Alberta.

Up to three awards of $30,000 each are awarded every other year (odd years). Recipients also receive a hand-cast medal, a pin, a framed citation, and, where appropriate, a two-week residency at The Banff Centre Leighton Artist Studios. 

The awards will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on June 12, 2021 at a celebration hosted in Lac la Biche, Alberta. 

In order to be eligible to receive the award, nominees must be: 

  • Canadian citizens 
  • Current Alberta residents or those who have had, and who maintain, a significant connection to the arts in the province of Alberta.

Deadline for Nominations: February 21, 2021.

For more information and nomination forms go to

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