Arts United Awards


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2018 ARTS UNITED AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Arts United presents the annual Arts United Awards in celebration of the outstanding people and organizations who are making significant contributions to communities in northeast Indiana through arts and culture.

Arts United is now accepting applications for the 10th annual Arts United Awards. The annual Arts United Awards celebrates the outstanding people and organizations making significant contributions through arts and culture. The Arts United Awards will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Nominations are accepted from local arts and cultural nonprofits, individuals, businesses and other entities. Nominees are people, nonprofits, businesses or other entities who are making significant artistic and cultural contributions to one or more communities located within the a 12-county region of northeast Indiana that includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. Previous winners and nominees are eligible to be nominated.

Nomination categories include:
Margaret Ann Keegan Award (for Arts Education) Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering arts education in northeast Indiana. This award is intended to encourage further development of the arts education programs, to increase collaborative efforts between educators and arts organizations, and to increase awareness of the importance of the arts in education.
Artist of the Year Recognizes a living active artist of any creative discipline who has made a significant artistic contribution throughout his or her career.
Volunteer of the Year Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to one or more arts and cultural organization(s) and initiative(s) in northeast Indiana through leadership and service.
Outstanding Collaboration Recognizes a partnership between an arts or cultural organization and another arts or cultural organization, nonprofit or business. Sponsorships and donors are not included in this category.
Outstanding Advocate Recognizes an individual, organization, business or foundation that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or development of one or more arts and cultural organization(s) in northeast Indiana.
Emerging Leader Recognizes an educator, volunteer or advocate who is emerging as a leader in arts and culture.
Emerging Artist Recognizes a living active artist of any age who has made a significant artistic contribution early in his or her career.

Download the full nomination guidelines here.

Nominations are due Friday, October 20, 2017 to:

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
300 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

or by email to dross@artsunited.org

 Photo by Joel Faurote during the 2015 Arts United Awards Celebration.