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Edmonton Arts Prizes

2022 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.

The prize program is coordinated by the Edmonton Arts Council, in collaboration with the City of Edmonton and our community partners, to enhance Edmonton's reputation as a hub for extraordinary creation in the arts.

The 2022 Edmonton Arts Prizes

Robert Kroetsch - City of Edmonton Book Prize

In partnership with Audrey's Books & Writers' Guild of Alberta
Submission deadline: December 31, 2022 

City of Edmonton Music Prize
In partnership with Alberta Music
Submission deadline: January 20, 2023

City of Edmonton Film Prize
In partnership with Alberta Media Production Industries Association
Submission deadline: January 20, 2023

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize
In partnership with the Eldon and Anne Foote Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation & CARFAC Alberta
Submission deadline: January 20, 2023

The partners are committed to their shared vision for the Edmonton Arts Prizes as a program that is inclusive of a wide range of artistic practices and welcomes the contributions of artists from multiple communities, backgrounds and traditions. We envision the arts prize categories growing in future years to include a greater diversity of arts disciplines.

Shared eligibility and assessment criteria for the Edmonton Arts Prizes:

  1. Eligible artists/recipients must be residents of Edmonton or surrounding area, including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon counties and nearby Indigenous communities, commonly called the "Greater Edmonton Region" as defined by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

  2. Prize recommendations in each discipline will be based on an evaluation of the artistic merits of a specific work, or collection of work, by a knowledgeable group of peer assessors.

  3. Assessors will be charged with basing their decisions on the artwork's merits, including originality, creativity, relevance, and technical excellence. In all cases the prizes will attempt to recognize the highest standards of artistic achievement, regardless of the artist's particular mode of expression, or style within the genre.

In the case of equivalent merits, the assessors will be encouraged to consider the work in the context of the (in order):

  1. Artist's career

  2. Relevant tradition(s), and arts practice in Canada

  3. Representation of the demographic diversity of Edmonton's population

  4. Representation of the diversity of artistic expression or styles within the discipline

Prizes will be awarded in the spring of 2023.

Read about past prize recipients:

Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize 
City of Edmonton Music & Film Prizes
Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize 
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