Artists’ Achievement Award
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 Award comes with a cash prize of $2,500 and a piece of original art.
The nominee must be a practicing artist who has been resident in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least five years prior to the date of the nomination. “Resident” is normally defined as someone who maintains a principal place of residence in the province.
Members of the arts community and general public can nominate one person, group, or organization. Nominees will be considered only for the category in which they are nominated. Permission from the nominee is mandatory.
Nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form.
Deadline: Nominations for 2021 must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022.
The submitted nomination form is regarded as a letter of support. If an artist nominates themself, they must provide a letter of support with their support materials.
ArtsNL will contact nominees to request support materials, which will inform the Council’s discussions. Electronically submitted support material (e.g., PDFs; JPGs; URLs), including letters of support, must be uploaded by the nominee. (Access to a cloud folder will be supplied to the nominee by ArtsNL.) Nominees must supply a bio and recent photo.
VOTING AND SELECTION
The winner of the Artists’ Arts Achievement Award is selected by members of Council who vote by secret ballot. In the event of a tie vote, the Chair has a second vote. If there are no nominees, or if those nominated do not qualify under the specified criteria, no award will be presented that year.
The Artists’ Achievement Award is given posthumously only if the nominee passes away after being selected as the winner.