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2019 Arts Awards Creation

Event Information

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking to commission an artist to create the awards for the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The awards (the “Buffys”) will be distributed at a showcase event on October 19, 2019. The focus of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of the region’s top artists.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is seeking to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create fourteen (14) awards, one for each of the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Music, Dance, Theatre, Indigenous Arts, Visual Arts, Fine Craft, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Rising Star, Arts Champion, and Lifetime Achievement.

Artists may submit one design for all fourteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.

Work Media

2D or 3D artwork / fine craft which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity.

Entry Requirements

  • List of Accomplishments or CV
  • Drawings / renderings of the proposed award design
  • Three (maximum) digital images of previous artwork


$150 per award to a total of $2100, inclusive of GST.

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by March 31, 2019.

Email to [email protected]

Selection Process

The successful artist will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by April 12, 2019. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.

Finished Awards

The final finished awards must be delivered to the Arts Council Wood Buffalo office in Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre no later than 4:00 PM on October 11, 2019.