Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 16, 2019

Applications Being Accepted for the 2020 Arts and Letters Awards Program

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Arts and Letters Awards Program. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 15, 2019 and more details can be found online at www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/artsculture/artsandletters/.

For 68 years, the Arts and Letters Awards Program has encouraged artistic creation by providing an opportunity for Newfoundland and Labrador artists to submit creative works for adjudication and feedback. Each year, excellence is recognized through the awarding of monetary prizes, and winning entries and submissions of merit are acknowledged at an exhibition held at The Rooms. Original creative work in literature, music, visual art, and digital multimedia are eligible for submission. Digital delivery of submissions to the Arts and Letters Awards Program is now a standard requirement of the program.

Last year, over 400 entries were submitted for consideration.

The Provincial Government recently released a new Cultural Action Plan to help set the priorities and key actions towards supporting and sustaining the cultural sector in the province. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“As a flagship program of this department, the Arts and Letters Awards inspires creative expression and celebrates our culture. The awards, which date back to 1952, encourage and promote creativity across Newfoundland and Labrador.  Our culture is widely recognized as a bright light across the country and internationally, and government is proud to foster this richness by showcasing local talent. Culture is a vital part of our province’s identity, and we are happy each year to support that through the Arts and Letters Awards Program.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation 

Learn more
Submission Guidelines for the 2020 Arts and Awards Program 

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Media contact
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation 
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

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