The Battle River Group has been chosen for the honor of hosting the
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2019 Distinguished Artist Awards.
The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation at the September 23, 2017 event held at Banff Centre, that recognized 2017 Distinguished Artists John Estacio, Alex Janvier, and Alice Major.
The Battle River Group's approach to the Awards celebration as a region-wide, creative event inspired by the land, its seasons, first peoples' perspective - and informed by precontract through settler history -represents a novel collaboration for hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards.
The Battle River region will be the eighth Alberta community to host the awards since their inception in 2003. Every two years, the Foundation honours Distinguished Artists with awards of $30,000. In alternate years, $10,000 Emerging Artist Awards are given.
Kathy Classen, Executive Director,
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Arts Awards Foundation.
BATTLE RIVER GROUP
PLACE |PRE-HISTORY | HISTORY | WATER | AIR | LAND |
CULTURE | INDIGENOUS | SETTLER | NEWCOMER
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
September 2019 Lt. Governor General of Alberta Arts Awards offers
many opportunities for the people of Battle River region and Alberta.
● VISIT this site for
● IDENTIFY artists, heritage places, and landscape issues.
● CONTRIBUTE to the establishment of Battle River Awards
Indigenous Arts |Places that Matter | River Care
● BRING your skills and contribute understanding of the region
Now is a good time to think about
Battle River region and why it matters.
● DECIDE what you want to get from this opportunity
● JOIN an event planning team. LEAD an event in your area
● CHOOSE a date on the September 2019 calendar
● LEARN about the Sharp-tail Grouse and its situation
● SHARE ideas about 2019 Lt. Governor General Arts Awards
● CONTACT the Battle River Group
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