The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) has announced the next deadline for its juried programs. June 15, 2011 is the deadline for nominations under the Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts. These awards will recognize exceptional work by artists who have committed their professional lives to the advancement of art in the province and abroad.
Three prizes are awarded annually: one in the visual arts, one in the performing arts, and one in the literary arts. In the literary arts category, prizes alternate between Anglophones and Francophones each year. This year, the French Language Literary Arts will be awarded.
Peer juries are organized and the members are specialized professionals from within the province and from outside. A jury has the right not to award a prize if the applications received do not attain the high level of excellence that is expected.
The prizes are valued at $20,000 each and will be given to artists who were born in New Brunswick or who have been residents of the province for at least five years and who have contributed in an exceptional manner to the advancement of their artistic discipline in New Brunswick as well as outside the province.
This competition is open to those working in visual arts (craft, media arts, photography, and visual arts), in performing arts (dance, music, storytelling and theatre), and literary arts (including literary translation). The names of the awardees will be made public before an official ceremony in the fall 2011.
A detailed program description, nomination forms or further information are available through Robert Bryar, the programs officer, at artsnb, 61 Carleton Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 3T2 or by calling (506) 444-4444 or 1-866-460-2787 (toll free in New Brunswick) or by visiting our web site at www.artsnb.ca.