Arts United Awards


2018 ARTS UNITED AWARDS

Featuring the Mayor’s Arts Awards

Arts United presents the 10th 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. 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.

Award categories are:

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.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Diane Barton (Nominated by FAME)
                   Laurel Campbell, Ed.D (Nominated by John Hrehov)
                   Leslie Hormann (Nominated by Linn Bartling)
                   Vicki Junk-Wright (Nominated by Parkview Health)
                   Marquita Kelsey (Nominated by Grace Birkhold & Olivia Horton)
                   Rebecca Reeder (Nominated by Embassy Theatre)
                   Marcy Trentacosti (Nominated by Fort Wayne Philharmonic)

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.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Adam Fletcher (Nominated by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre)
                   Metavari (Nominated by Craig Nix)
                   Guy Zimmerman (Nominated by Audiences Unlimited)

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.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Lizette Downey (Nominated by Artlink)
                   Carole Fuller (Nominated by Fort Wayne Philharmonic)
                   Raquel Kline (Nominated by Fort Wayne Museum of Art)
                   Joann Nixon (Nominated by Embassy Theatre)
                   Sharon Smith (Nominated by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre)

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.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Castle Gallery Fine Art (Nominated by Betty Canavati)
                   Embassy Theatre Foundation & Blue Jacket (Nominated by Embassy Theatre)
                   Fort Wayne Dance Collective (Nominated by Turnstone)
                   Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (Nominated by Fort Wayne Youtheatre)

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.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Ben Eisbart (Nominated by Fort Wayne Philharmonic)
                   Ryan Krueckeberg (Nominated by Jasmine Bejar)

Emerging Leader Recognizes an educator, volunteer or advocate who is emerging as a leader in arts and culture.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Maddie Miller (Nominated by Artlink)
                   Andy Planck (Nominated by Janet Treadway)
                   Fatima Washington (Nominated by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre)

Emerging Artist Recognizes a living active artist of any age who has made a significant artistic contribution early in his or her career.

                   NOMINEES:

                   Victoria Gardner (Nominated by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre)
                   Seth Green (Nominated by John Hrehov)
                   Matthew Plett (Nominated by Artlink)
                   Jerrod Tobias (Nominated by Community Development Division, City of Fort Wayne)
                   Caleb Young (Nominated by Fort Wayne Philharmonic)

 

10th Annual Arts United Awards 

Saturday, January 20, 2018
5:30PM to 8:00pm

Arts United Center
303 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

 

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