Sixty three Emerging and 20 Distinguished Artists have been awarded a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts award since 2005.
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation was established in 2003 and its first awards program for Distinguished Artists was launched in 2005. The Emerging Artist Awards program began in 2008.
Since then, 63 Emerging and 20 Distinguished 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.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ALBERTA
Lois Mitchell is an accomplished businesswoman and a proud, longstanding member of Alberta’s dedicated corps of community volunteers. She began her duties as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on June 12, 2015. Lois Mitchell is a lifelong supporter and advocate for the arts community as seen in past volunteer duties as Chair of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, board member of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the National Youth Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra League Council and Co-Chair of Calgary 2012 as a Cultural Capital. She has provided her enthusiasm, energy and continued support to the arts as Patron of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards.
Congratulations to 2018 Emerging Artist Brett Dahl on his Calgary Cultural Leader RBC Emerging Artist award announced April 1, 2020. Brett was acknowledged as