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Call for Nominations (Calgary): Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards – Calgary Arts Development

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Call for Nominations (Calgary): Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards – Calgary Arts Development

2016 Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist AwardsNominations for the 2016 Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards closing Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

If you haven’t done so already, please consider nominating an exceptional artist in your community for one of the following awards.  Each award includes a $5000 cash prize that will be awarded at the 2016 Mayors Lunch for Arts Champions.  Nominations are open to Calgary-based artists of all disciplines.  

ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award:  This award was established to recognize artists whose artistic practices encompass health and wellness to improve the wellbeing of individuals, groups or communities.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award: This award recognizes and supports an individual artist whose cultural background and relatively recent arrival to Canada presents communication barriers, difficulties in transferring relevant credentials, and isolation from Calgary’s arts community.

Colin Jackson and Arlene Strom Creative Placemaking Award: This award honours an individual artist or group/collective of artists energizing how we interact with our neighbours and neighbourhoods through the arts.

Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award: This award was established to honour artists who are lauded for their work in national and international arenas and choose to make Calgary their home.

Enbridge Emerging Artist Award: This award was established to recognize up-and-coming, Calgary-based artists.

MacLachlan Community Beacon Award: This award recognizes individuals who serve as beacons to both their artistic peers and to the broader public because they create the circumstances under which others can express themselves artistically and make a creative contribution to our city.

SANDSTONE City Builder Award: The award recognizes and supports individuals and groups who are committed to enriching Calgary through an artistic practice or arts program(s) that are driven by social impact outcomes.

For assistance with the nomination process or for more information, please email Kaley Beisiegel at or phone 403.264.5330 ext. 204.

Additional details on each award can be found at:


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