I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to receive the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Emerging Artist Award! I am thankful that the LG Arts Awards Foundation has selected me for this incredible honor, and I am humbled to join 9 other incredible Albertan artists for this year’s celebrations! Below is a short video that CTV put together to showcase my work:
Edmonton (June 1, 2018)…The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation today announced awards totaling $100,000 to the 10 recipients of its 2018 Emerging Artist Award.
Foundation Chair Ken Regan says “We are so pleased to be able to invest in advancing the careers of these outstanding young artists who truly will make a difference across Alberta – and Canada.”
- Ali Bryan, writer, Calgary
- Emily Marisabel, theatre artist, Claresholm (Edmonton)
- Brett Dahl, theater artists, Calgary
- Lizzie Derksen, writer, Edmonton
- Pamma FitzGerald, visual artist, Calgary
- Jared Darcy Tailfeathers, multidisciplinary artists, Calgary
- Jenna K. Rodgers, theatre artist, Calgary
- Timothy Brennan Steeves, violinist, Strathmore
- Kelton Stepanowich, filmmaker, Ft. McMurray
- Roydon Tse, composer, Edmonton (Toronto)
Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta presented the medals and awards at a private ceremony at Government House in Edmonton June 1.
The 10 recipients were selected from 147 applications in a two-tiered adjudication process overseen by The Banff Centre. The adjudication panel included: Mark Bellamy, theatre director; Mel Kirby, manager, Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Development Program; Jane Ash Poitras, visual artist, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2011 Distinguished Artist; Thomas Trofimuk, novelist, poet.
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