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Jun 10th, 2014

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The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards September 21, 2019, at the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta, Nipisihkopahk Secondary School-Jonas Applegarth Theatre. 

Celebrate Alberta’s rich cultural fabric by honouring its most accomplished artists and supporting professional artists in the early stages of their career. 

Join us for a month of activities throughout the Battle River region of central Alberta, culminating in the awards ceremony at the Jonas Applegarth Theatre and Bear Park in Maskwacis. 

Celebrating Alberta’ Artists

Since its establishment in 2003, the Lieutenant Governor General of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation has recognized 53 emerging artists and 17 distinguished artists, each with deep routes and strong connections to Alberta. They represent the province’s finest creative minds-writers, visual artists, musicians, performance artists and designers. 

The Lieutenant Governor General of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award is Alberta’s most prestigious recognition for outstanding achievement in the arts. Our 17 distinguished artists include renowned architect Douglas Cardinal; painter Alex Janvier; theatre troupe One Yellow Rabbit; and authors Aritha van Herk, Alice Major, Greg Hollingshead, Rudy Wiebe and the late Robert Kroetsch. 

On September 21, 2019, we will add up to three new names to this celebrated group. Individuals or organizations may nominate an artist, artist collective, or arts builder for a distinguished artist award between November 2018 and March 31, 2019. 

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Map to the Jonas Applegarth theatre at the Nipisihkopahk Secondary School.

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