2017 Spirit of Helen Award Winner

Noel Bégin


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The Spirit of Helen Award is a biennial cash award presented in honour of Helen Folkmann, an artist and arts advocate who passed away in 2004. Her creativity, activism, strength and determination inspired and continues to inspire people across Canada, and this award acknowledges an artist, cultural worker or advocate whose contributions to Alberta’s media arts community reflects Helen’s remarkable spirit.

This award is open to all artists and cultural workers in Alberta. Individuals or organizations associated with the Alberta Media Arts community may nominate one candidate per year.

Nominations are reviewed by an anonymous peer jury and must be received by March 1, 2017.

Please include a biography of your nominee and a statement indicating why you are nominating this individual.

Candidates may not self-nominate and current AMAAS Board and Staff are ineligible for the Spirit of Helen Award.

Recipients are awarded $2000 and celebrated at the biennial AMAAS conference.


The $2000 award will be presented at the biennial conference in Canmore June 22 – 25, 2017.

The successful nominee or representative should be available to attend.

Please submit your nomination form through our online form or print this page and send to:
Sharon Stevens
AMAAS Executive Director
#212, 223 12 Ave SW
Calgary AB T2R 0G9.


Interested in sponsoring or donating to the Spirit of Helen Award?

Email admin@amaas.ca or donate a contribution via PayPal


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