New Indigenous Artist Award to be part of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts.

Photo: Members of artsnb Circle of Elders at the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Gala. From left to right: Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin, and Judy Acquin. Photo Credit: Matthew Brown. |  Photo : Membres du Cercle des Aîné.es au gala 2021 des Prix de la lieutenante-gouverneure. De gauche à droite : Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin et Judy Acquin. Crédit photo : Matthew Brown.

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is pleased to announce the creation of a fourth Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts: The Indigenous Artist Award.

Starting in 2024, the New Brunswick Arts Board will add a fourth award created specifically to celebrate the achievements of an Indigenous artist working in New Brunswick. Working closely with Indigenous partners, including a Circle of Elders, artsnb continually strives to better support the growth of Indigenous artists’ practices in New Brunswick through a variety of programs, projects, and structures. The creation of this fourth award echoes the goals of artsnb’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

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