Community Arts Partnership Awards

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s 2022 Community Arts Partnership awards will recognize the community’s important contributions to the arts, including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image.

We’ll present the Community Arts Partnership awards, Columbus Makes Art Excellence Awards and recognize our Artist Elevated and Hanley Award recipients for a total of $97,000 in awards at our Big Arts Night on Nov. 3, from 5:00-7:30 at the Southern Theatre and Westin Great Southern Columbus! You won’t want to miss this historic evening combining community and artist awards, cabaret-style arts experiences and plenty of mingling with award winners and arts friends. To reserve your free seats now go to

The 2022 nominees and winners are listed below. (Winners are marked with an *). View the full press release.

Arts Educator Award 

  • Stacie Boord
  • Tobi Furman*
  • Tom Regouski

Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner Award 

  • Sarah Gormley
  • Brett Kaufman
  • Nannette Maciejunes*
  • Nancy Strause*

Emerging Arts Leader Award 

  • Hanif Abdurraqib*
  • Dr. Orlay Alonso*
  • Vincent-Natasha Gay
  • Leda Hoffman
  • Lydia Simon
  • Jessica Smith
  • Lara Alsoudani Weeks
  • Seth and Jaime Kotrba Wilson
  • Lucy Zimmerman

Employer Awards

  • Kaufman Development/Gravity*
  • VA Central Ohio Health Care System*
  • Nationwide
  • PNC Bank

Dale E. Heydlauff Community Arts Innovation Awards

  • Terri Albanese: A Garden of Gratitude: Thanking Our Wounded Healers and Healing Our Communities
  • A Tribe For Jazz: An Exploration of Emotions and Color through Jazz Music
  • Rita Fuller Yates: Columbus Black History Bus/Virtual Tours*
  • Oyo Dance Company: Parallel in the Park
  • Perennial Movement Group: Perennial Growth: Creating Artistic Opportunities for Older Adults
  • McConnell Arts Center: Post No Ills 
  • Shadowbox Live: Virtual Field Trips
  • Vincent-Natasha Gay: This Is Trans
  • Emma Parker: Trans Visibility Project*

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