Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

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.

Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan

2018 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

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 excellence and long-term achievements of an artist in Manitoba. Read more

Previous Award of Distinction recipients include: Diana Thorneycroft (2016), Robert Archambeau (2014), 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).


Past Recipient

Diana Thorneycroft

2016

Robert Archambeau
2014

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

Leslee Silverman
2002

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