Helga Jakobson Wins Emerging Excellence Prize

Helga Jakobson was presented with the Emerging Excellence Prize from the Manitoba Arts Council on June 18 in a ceremony held at the Forks Market. The Emerging Excellence Prize is a $10,000 cheque, awarded every other year. Helga was nominated by the folks at ace following her solo exhibition Sympoietic Sound. The staff and board members in attendance were honoured to be present to celebrate this achievement with Helga.

“Jakobson acts as a catalyst and role model for women who want to create tech-based work or to explore tech-based experimentation. She believes strongly that for an art ecology to function, new ideas must cross-pollinate to produce cultural expansiveness and intellectual health. Bestowing this honour on Jakobson will have a positive impact far beyond the artist herself.”