Arts Awards

By mmuise
Description:

The Patron of the Arts Award recognizes a person, business, or organization that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador through innovative, community, or sustained support of artistic activity.
The Hall of Honour Award recognizes a person, group, or organization that has made a distinguished lifetime contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Emerging Artist Award recognizes new and undisputed talent. It is awarded to an emerging artist, arts group, or arts organization that has earned significant recognition for their professional artistic practice.
The Arts in Education Award recognizes an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to arts in education in Newfoundland and Labrador over a number of years.
The Artists’ Achievement Award is given annually to a practicing artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador over a number of years. The Artist of the Year Award recognizes the art or activity of an artist, arts group, or arts organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Comments on Funding:

The Emerging Artist Award, The Arts in Education Award, The Artists’ Achievement Award and The Artist of the Year Award come with a cash prize of $2,500 and a piece of original art. The Patron of the Arts Award and The Hall of Honour Award come with a piece of original art.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

The nominee must be:

  • a person, group, business, or organization,
  • a resident in Newfoundland and Labrador for a minimum of 12 months prior to the date of the nomination, if nominated for The Emerging Artist Award, The Arts in Education Award and The Artist of the Year Award.
  • a practicing artist who has been resident in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least five years prior to the date of the nomination, if nominated for The Artists’ Achievement Award.

    “Resident“ is defined as someone who maintains a principal place of residence in the province. In the case of groups and organizations, 50% of the membership must qualify under the residency rules.
Application Steps:

1. Members of the arts community and general public can nominate one person, group, or organization via the online nomination form.

2. ArtsNL will contact nominees to request support materials.

Documentation Needed:

The nominator must submit the nomination form which will be regarded as a letter of support.
The nominee must supply: 1. a bio and recent photo, 2. the requested support materials.

Other Things to Note:

Nominations for the 39th Annual Arts Awards are now open! The deadline to submit is Thursday, November 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

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mmuise