I’m not sure whether I am really an “artist,” but I dabble in the arts at home. Can I still apply?
Yes! One of the goals of the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards is to encourage those who don’t view themselves as “artists” to begin seeing themselves as so. The nomination process is designed to encourage people to self-reflect about their artistic practices and to expand their ability to speak about their artistic process. The nominations application form will also provide you with guiding questions along the way to help hone how you speak about your artistic practice. This alone is an excellent exercise for anyone questioning whether or not they are a true “artist”!