Community Arts Partnership Awards


The Greater Columbus Arts Council will not produce a live event for the Community Arts Partnership Awards in 2020. However, we will still present the Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner award and for this year we have created a new award that honors the creative, and innovative ways in which our community has kept people connected to the arts during a uniquely turbulent year–the Community Arts Innovation Award.

On Oct. 14, 2020 we announced the winners of the new award and release a video honoring Dale E. Heydlauff, the 2020 recipient of the Michael B. Coleman Award Arts Partner Award, presented each year to a civic, community or business leader who is a role model for long-term and exemplary support of the central Ohio arts and cultural community because of her or his significant contributions of time, effort and/or financial resources. Visit our 2020 Winners and Nominees page for more information about Dale and to see the nominees and winners for the Community Arts Innovation Award.

Since 1984, the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership Awards have recognized the community’s crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation.  Strong partnerships within the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image. The arts give life to the city.  Help us celebrate those who give life to the arts, each and every year.

The Community Arts Innovation nomination form is now closed.

Community Arts Innovation Awards Sponsors:

Lbrands Transparent

Media Sponsors:

CityScene Magazine
WOSU Public Media