The RBC Emerging Artist Award was established to recognize up-and-coming, Calgary-based artists. The award recognizes that a thriving cultural community includes artists who choose to live and build their careers in Calgary from the onset. The intent of the award is to bring recognition and awareness to outstanding artists in the early phases of their careers.
This is a $5,000 cash award, with funds intended to support and encourage artistic work of up-and-coming artists. The award will be presented to the recipient as part of the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions event in March 2019.
This award is sponsored by RBC and is a legacy project of Calgary 2012, Calgary’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada.
RBC is a leader of investment in youth and arts in our communities. RBC knows that when you believe in young people, anything is possible. That is why they have continued to support programs that give youth the opportunities they need to succeed.
Award Rules and Criteria
For more information about the RBC Emerging Artist Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Recipients: Benjamin Ross-Hayden (2017), Natasha Jensen (2018)
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