Published: Published: October 8th, 2018

Nominations OPEN! 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

Do you know an AMAZING Arizona Artist or Arts Organization? How about a robust and innovative Arts Educator or Arts Education Organization? Well NOW is your time to celebrate the creativity and dedication of our Arts Education community!  Arizona Citizens for the Arts is once again accepting nominations for the 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards. The process is simple, and the chance to recognize our community members and colleagues is worth the time of you investment!!

Friday November 30, 2018 is the last day to submit your nominations. 

Visit their website to submit your nominations now!



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Published: Published: April 17th, 2018

Phoenix Center for the Arts: Mayor’s Arts Awards- Nominate your favorite Artist today!

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Public nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards. All nominees will be asked to fill out a more detailed application in June to define and showcase their work.

We like to see work that is innovative, collaborative, and makes an impact on the people of Phoenix. Excellent nominees are those emerging and/or in their early-to-mid careers.

DEADLINE: May 4, 11:59pm

The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in five areas: Culinary Artist (new!), Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17, also new!), and Innovative Arts Organization. Nominees will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and collaboration.

For more information, please visit phoenixcenterforthearts.org/beta or call 602-254-3100.

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Published: Published: March 3rd, 2018

Nominate your Favorite Arts Education Leader!

There are several award opportunities that are available through Americans for the Arts. Award nominations are due March 12, 2018 at midnight EST.

 Three awards which may be applicable to the arts education field are:

  • The Arts Education Leadership Award
  • The Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award
  • The Robert E. Gard Award

 You can find tons of information on the Awards webpages, but I have included summaries of these three awards below:

Presented each year in conjunction with Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention, the Arts Education Leadership Award is given annually to honor transformational leadership in arts education. The award brings visibility and national recognition to our field’s highest caliber leaders and the organizations and communities they serve.

 Presented each year in conjunction with Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award honors an individual at the state level whose arts advocacy efforts have dramatically affected the political landscape.

 The Gard Award aims to raise up projects completed in the last year led by individuals or organizations working to cross the arts into other aspects of community life in meaningful, measurable ways. In previous years, after a public voting process, Americans for the Arts awarded the ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship, an innovative program connecting the arts and civic activation in Memphis, TN, and the Red Can Graffiti Jam, an annual celebration of traditional Lakota arts and culture melded with a hip hop festival and graffiti jam in Eagle Butte, SD.

 The nominations are open for two more weeks (closing March 12, 2018 at midnight Eastern time).

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