The 2024 Arts United Awards will occur on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 5-7 pm. Nominations are now live and will be accepted until Friday, January 5, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
The Arts United Awards presentation is Northeast Indiana’s premier celebration of the people, organizations, and businesses that make significant contributions through arts and culture to communities throughout our region.
2024 AWARD CATEGORIES
Distinguished Artist of the Year
Presented to an active, established artist of any creative discipline who has made significant contributions to their art form within Northeast Indiana. Nominations should be focused on contributions made between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
Emerging Artist of the Year
Presented to a current student* artist of any creative discipline who has demonstrated exceptional talent and accomplishment while still early in their career. Nominations should be focused on contributions made between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
*A student artist is defined as a person at the early stage of their artistic career who is currently enrolled in high school, postsecondary educational program, or education arts program (including ongoing instruction/lessons/mentorships. Age is not a factor in determining an artist’s qualification for this award category.
Margaret Ann Keegan Award for Arts Education
Presented to an individual(s) 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.
Outstanding Artistic Endeavor
Established to recognize an artistic project or event of any creative discipline that positively impacted and engaged residents within Northeast Indiana. Nominations should be focused on projects occurring between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023 and should demonstrate how the project was innovative, transformative, unique, and impactful on the community.
Volunteer of the Year
Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community by serving as an advocate, ambassador, or volunteer for artists and/or arts organizations in Northeast Indiana. Nominations should be focused on contributions made between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
Nominees should be individuals, teams, projects, events, and/or organizations who have made artistic and cultural contributions to one or more communities located within the 12-county region of Northeast Indiana that includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.
Week of October 9, 2023
Nomination Forms Live
Friday, January 5, 2024
Nomination Forms Due by 11:59 pm
Nominees Announced to the Public
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Arts United Awards Celebration
Location: Arts United Center, Jeanne Mirro Ballroom
Time: 5-7 pm, detailed event schedule to come
SUBMITTING A NOMINATION
** Please review nomination questions and materials required prior to starting a nomination. **
Nominations for the 2024 Arts United Awards should be submitted electronically using the link below. Technical assistance may be requested by contacting Heather Closson at 260-424-0646 x2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-nominations are accepted. Nominators may submit multiple nominations, but should not nominate any nominee (for the same category) more than once.