From now until June 15, 2017, artsnb is accepting nominations for the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts. These awards are designed to recognize the excellence of professional artists and writers of New Brunswick and their outstanding contribution to the arts and culture in the province. This year, one award of $20,000 will be allocated in each of the following three general categories:

1. Visual Arts (including architecture, fine craft, media arts, photography and visual arts)

2. Performing Arts (including dance, music, and theatre)

3. Literary Arts in French Language* (including literary translation, literary performance,

spoken word and storytelling)

To nominate a New Brunswick artist or writer, simply visit our website at

There, you will find simple instructions and a short form allowing you to submit a nomination package to artsnb. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 15, 2017.

For more information about this award or our other programs, please contact Sarah Beth Shiplett, Program Officer, at or (506) 440-0037, or call (866) 460-2787 (toll-free).

* Awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year.