Just once every other year, Alberta honours its most accomplished artists and arts builders with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. And 2015 is that year. Artists from every artistic discipline are eligible. Artists from anywhere in Alberta are eligible, as are those who have left Alberta to practice their art, but who have maintained their connection to our province over time.
Since 2005, 11 Alberta artists, builders and arts collectives have earned the privilege of wearing the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist medal, and have received the $30,000 award. Who will join their ranks in 2015? That’s up to you. Nominations are open until Friday, February 27, 2015 at midnight (MST).
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta will present the awards June 6, 2015 at a gala in Lethbridge that caps a week-long arts festival. Plan to be there.