AACE Award Nominations
AACE Award Nominations Now Open!
The Allied Arts Council has been recognizing the philanthropic and service contributions to the Arts Community for almost 20
years. New awards have been added over the years highlighting the vibrancy of the arts in Lethbridge. Nominations are open
until June 1st. Any citizen of Lethbridge can nominate a deserving person, business or organization to be recognized. Award
recipients will be recognized in a virtual celebration in September.
“Even though COVID-19 has prevented many arts organizations from hosting events, performing, and meeting in public, there
are hardworking individuals that are working to keep the arts ready for when we re-open. The awards really help to bring
attention to that work in these times,” notes Tara Gillanders, AAC Projects Manager. “We look forward to sharing the award
recipients in a virtual event this fall.”
Nominations can be made in the following categories, by downloading a nomination package at artslethbridge.org/awardsscholarships
Aspiring Artist Award, introduced in 2019, recognizes a young artist, in grades 9 through 12, in the Lethbridge
region who is working to advance and enhance the arts in Lethbridge. The award has a value of $1,000 and is intended
to support and encourage artistic work.
Young Artist Award recognizes a young artist in the Lethbridge region who is working to advance and enhance the
arts in Lethbridge. The award has a value of $1,000 and is intended to support and encourage artistic work.
Allied Arts Council Excellence (AACE) Awards:
The AACE Individual Award recognizes a person who had made philanthropic contributions to an organization and
thereby enhanced the entire arts community.
The AACE Business Award recognizes a business in the community that has made outstanding philanthropic
contributions and thereby enhances the entire arts community
The AACE Service Organization Award recognizes a club, service organization or non-for-profit group that has
contributed to the Lethbridge community through the arts.
The Joan Waterfield Memorial Award recognizes a member of the arts community, respected by their
contemporaries for advancing and enhancing the arts. This individual has made a substantial contribution to our
community in the area of the arts; literary, music, dance, new media, theatre, or visual arts. Nominees shall have
demonstrated an extraordinary contribution over an extended period. Recipients are selected from names submitted
by community members from Lethbridge and area.
A list of previous award recipients is available at artslethbridge.org/awards-scholarships.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Tara Gillanders, Projects Manager Kelaine Devine, Marketing & Promotions
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