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Edmonton Arts Prizes

The Edmonton Arts Prizes celebrate artists from a range of art forms and practices, recognizing their work, and investing in their continued experimentation and creation.

With the shared aim to enhance Edmonton’s reputation as a hub for extraordinary creation in the arts, the prize program is coordinated by the Edmonton Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Edmonton and our community partners: Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Alberta Music, Audreys Books, CARFAC Alberta, Edmonton Community Foundation and Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

The prizes typically open for submissions in November. Follow our newsletter to stay in touch! 

past recipients

Robert Kroetsch – City of Edmonton Book Prize
(in partnership with Audrey’s Books & Writers’ Guild of Alberta)

Top recipient: 
Whitemud Walking by Matthew James Weigel

Kinauvit? What’s Your Name? by Norma Dunning

Try Not to Be Strange: The Curious History of the Kingdom of Redonda by Michael Hingston

City of Edmonton Film Prize
(in partnership with Alberta Media Production Industries Association)

Top recipient:
Katrina Beatty for Before I Change My Mind


Kyle Edward Ball for Skinamarink

Frederick Kroetsch for Dangerous Breed: Crime. Cons. Cats.

City of Edmonton Music Prize
(in partnership with Alberta Music)

Top recipient:

¿Qué pasará? — What will happen? by Cristian de la Luna


kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ by Cikwes

Twilight of the Empire by King of Foxes

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize
(in partnership with the Eldon and Anne Foote Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation & CARFAC Alberta)

Top recipient:
Riaz Mehmood (nominated by Danielle Siemens, Art Gallery of Alberta)

Madeline LeBlanc (nominated by The Works International Visual Arts Society)

Heather Shillinglaw (nominated by Jill Allan, Alberta Craft Council)