Edmonton Music Prize

AMPIA and ALBERTA MUSIC Announce Edmonton Film & Music Prizes

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and the Alberta Music Music Industry Association (Alberta Music), in collaboration with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2024 City of Edmonton Film & Music Prize, as part of the Edmonton Arts Prizes. The Edmonton Arts Prizes recognizes work published, created, or shown in 2023. It celebrates artists from a range of art forms and practices, recognizing their work, and investing in their continued experimentation and creation. One primary prize of $15,000 will be awarded, and two secondary prizes of $5,000 will be awarded to the runners up.

Nominations for the Edmonton Film & Music Prize are now open!

Launched in 2012, the Edmonton Film Prize, administered by AMPIA, celebrates excellence in Edmonton’s screen-based community. In 2023 the finalists were Kyle Edward (Skinamarink) and Frederick Kroetsch (Dangerous Breed: Crime. Cons. Cats). The top recipient was Katrina Beatty for Before I Change My Mind. 

The Edmonton Music Prize, launched in 2013, recognizes artists or ensembles that have released a music recording within the relevant 12 months (calendar year) prior to the deadline, and awards prizes to three finalists. The 2023 finalists were Cikwes (kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ ), King of Foxes (Twilight of the Empire) and the first-prize artist was Cristian de la Luna for ¿Qué pasará? — What will happen?. “Alberta Music is once again thrilled to partner with the Edmonton Arts Council and AMPIA to celebrate the abundance of talent in Edmonton’s arts community,” says Carly Klassen, Executive Director, Alberta Music.

The submission deadline is Friday, January 19, 2024 at midnight.


Guidelines and nomination information for the City of Edmonton Film Prize can be found here.

Guidelines and nomination information for the City of Edmonton Music Prize can be found here.
Question? Check out the Music Prize FAQ page or email info@albertamusic.org



About the Edmonton Arts Council:
The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. On behalf of the City of Edmonton, the EAC, through its 10-year strategic plan, Connections & Exchanges, works toward transforming Edmonton’s cultural ecosystem.

About AMPIA:
AMPIA is a non-profit professional association serving the media production community in Alberta. Incorporated in 1973, AMPIA is the first such association in Canada. AMPIA is also host of the longest running film & television awards in Canada, the Rosie Awards.

About Alberta Music:
Alberta Music is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry succeed in their careers. It exists to build, connect and inspire a dynamic music industry in the province of Alberta.


For more information contact:

Carly Klassen, Executive Director
Alberta Music

Desiree Burkett, Operations & Communications Coordinator