2018 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction Recipients Announced

June 4, 2018 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 artistRead More

Diana Thorneycroft

Manitoba Artist Diana Thorneycroft recognized for excellence and distinguished career

Diana Thorneycroft is the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction recipient. The recognition comes with $30,000 for the artist, and is the Manitoba Arts Council’s award for the highest level of excellence and long-term achievements of an artist in Manitoba. “Congratulations to Diana for this well-deserved recognition,” said Aimée Craft, Chair of the Manitoba Arts Council.Read More

Robert Archambeau – 2014 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

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, andRead More

J. Roger Léveillé – 2012 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

J. Roger Léveillé has been named the ninth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction. This $30,000 award is presented  biennially to recognize the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a professional Manitoba artist. Born in downtown Winnipeg in 1945, J. Roger Léveillé is one of Manitoba’sRead More

William Eakin – 2009 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

William Eakin has been named the eighth recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Manitoba 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. William Eakin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1952. He studied at the VancouverRead More

Roland Mahé – 2008 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Roland Mahé, Artistic Director of Cercle Molière, Canada’s oldest active theatre company, has been named the seventh recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Manitoba 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. Native and resident ofRead 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