2021 Laureates


2021 Lieutenant Governor's Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts

Serial artist-in-residence, Mathieu Léger has participated in more than 70 artists’ residencies. Scouring time, place, and space, his projects are delivered through performance, textworks, photography, and video/sound installations. Mathieu is currently developing long-term projects that investigate the physicality of spatial awareness through performance, sound, and image. Mathieu shares his time between far away places and Moncton, NB.


2021 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in French Literary Arts

Daniel H. Dugas is a poet and an interdisciplinary artist. His multifaceted work explores writing, videography, and interactivity. Ecology, technology, and the shifting boundaries of life, are themes often addressed in his work. His collection, The Spirit of the Time / L’esprit du temps, won the 2016 Antonine-Maillet-Acadie Vie Award as well as the 2018 Éloize in Literature. Daniel lives and works in Moncton, NB.


2021 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in Performing Arts

Sandra Le Couteur is a singer from Miscou Island. With four albums to her credit, she is a sensation among music journalists and columnists. Her Acadian voice has been heard internationally. Sandra has been featured in films and television shows, and more recently, she has released her first collection of poetry titled Au clair de mon île [In the Light of my Island]. In 2017, she received the commemorative medal of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Senate. Sandra lives and works in Lamèque, NB.