ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award

The ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award was established to recognize artists whose artistic practices encompass health and wellness to improve the wellbeing of individuals, groups or communities. The award is intended to promote the healing nature of the arts and its critical role as a means of expression for those facing physical or mental health issues.

This is a $5,000 cash award, with funds intended to allow an artist the ability to continue their work and expand their impact. The award will be presented to the recipient as part of the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions event in March 2020.

This award was established by ATB Financial and is a legacy project of Calgary 2012, Calgary’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada.

About ATB Financial

ATB Financial is the largest Alberta-based financial institution. Across the province, we’re always looking for new ways to use our financial know-how and our network of dedicated team members to make a difference in Alberta’s communities.

ATB Financial is a proud supporter of the arts in Alberta, including Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary 2012 initiative, as well as the National Music Centre, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, and many others

Award Rules and Criteria


Guidelines PDF
Nomination Form

Nomination Form

For more information about the ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award, please email

Previous Recipients: Dean Bareham (2014), Aaron Sidorenko (2015), Clem Martini (2016), Teresa Coulter (2017), Wendy Passmore-Godfrey (2018), Vivek Shraya (2019), Dick Averns (2020)

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