An exciting new award for Visual Artists raises the profile of the Arts in Red Deer!

By Red Deer Arts Council
February 5, 2018 - 5:08pm

The Red Deer Arts Council is excited to announce that it has established a brand new award for developing visual artists to support their further growth and development.

The Artwalk Developing Visual Artist Award is a legacy of Red Deer Artwalk Society; the society’s remaining funds were donated to the Red Deer Arts Council January, 2018 toward the establishment of an annual award available to developing visual artists living and working in Central Alberta.

We are humbled and excited to be the keepers of this fund.  By investing it wisely, we will be able to present an award for visual artists  for years to come and keep the visual arts alive here in Central Alberta.  There is a plethora of artists deserving of this award every year and we look forward to presenting it.  We thank Artwalk Society so much for this generous donation," says Craig Scott, Chair, Red Deer Arts Council and Chair, Scholarships and Awards Committee.

The annual award is $1500.00. Annual deadline for application is March 1st.

The Red Deer Artwalk Society (1986-2014) believed in the power of art to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and provide enjoyment.

Central Alberta is a thriving hub of talented and developing artists. The new visual artists award, so graciously funded by the Artwalk Society, will assist one developing visual artist each year in reaching their artistic potential. I am thrilled to have been a part of this new award through my committee work for the Red Deer Arts Council," said Karen Larson, Scholarships and Awards Committee Member

The objective of the Artwalk Developing Visual Artist Award is to assist practising visual artists with innovative projects, travel or educational pursuits that contribute to their personal artistic development.

The fund recognizes that committed artists contribute to the positive development of the Red Deer arts community as a whole. It acknowledges and encourages those artists who have worked at their practice and have become recognized as artists making contributions to the community.

The intention is to encourage artistic creativity, to enable artists to further develop their skills and to improve the ability of artists to create new work.

For the Purposes of this Award, the Visual Arts includes but is not limited to: painting, printmaking, sculpture, carving, traditional arts, drawing, design, ceramics, photography, fine craft and new media. Visual arts may potentially include elements of performance art.

Application Forms are available from the office or via email. Deadline for application is March 1st annually.

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