The Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by professional Manitoba artists in any art form. The $30,000 Award is presented biennially by the Manitoba Arts Council as part of its commitment to recognize and support professional artists in Manitoba.
The nominations for this award are made by the community and reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of peers who make their decision based on the artistic excellence of the candidate’s work and their contribution to the development of the arts in Manitoba. Learn more about the Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction.
Previous Award of Distinction recipients include: J. Roger Léveillé (2012), William Eakin (2009), Roland Mahé (2008), Dr. Robert Turner (2007), Aganetha Dyck (2006), Guy Maddin (2005), Grant Guy (2004), Robert Kroetsch (2003), and Leslee Silverman (2002).
Internationally acclaimed ceramic artist and potter, Robert Archambeau has been named the tenth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction. Archambeau was nominated by the Manitoba Craft Council for achieving the highest level of artistic excellence while building a monumental legacy in the field of ceramics on a provincial, national, and international level. Read more