Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan
2018 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Photo credit: Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press. The Manitoba Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipients of the Award of Distinction are the dynamic art duo Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan. This recognition awards $30,000 to the artist team, and is the Manitoba Arts Council’s award for the highest level of excellenceRead More

Dr. Robert Turner – 2007 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Dr. Robert Turner, Manitoba’s most senior distinguished contemporary music composer has been named the sixth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional Manitoba artist. Dr. Turner studied piano from an earlyRead More

Aganetha Dyck – 2006 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Word is buzzing that well-loved visual artist Aganetha Dyck has been named the fifth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional Manitoba artist. Born in Winnipeg, Aganetha has shown her workRead More

Guy Maddin – 2005 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Guy Maddin, filmmaker, has been named the fourth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional Manitoba artist. “Guy Maddin is an artist who has received international recognition,” says Dr. Judith Flynn,Read More

Grant Guy – 2004 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Grant Guy, Performance and Media Artist, has been named the third recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional artist. “We were thrilled with the 17 nominations to the award this year,”Read More

Robert Kroetsch – 2003 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Robert Kroetsch, writer, has been named the second recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional artist. “Manitoba is tremendously rich in artistic talent,” says Dr. Judith Flynn, Chair of Council, “andRead More

Leslee Silverman – 2002 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Leslee Silverman, Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, has been named the first recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional Manitoba artist. “Manitoba boasts many exceptional artists and we wereRead More