COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) announced today the nominees for the Artistic Excellence Award given at the annual Community Arts Partnership awards luncheon. The winner will be announced at the event on October 16 at COSI. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The presentation/luncheon starts promptly at noon and runs through 1:15 p.m.
The Arts Council will present the Artistic Excellence Award of $10,000, given annually to an arts organization that has demonstrated innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program. Nominees for the Artistic Excellence Award are chosen by the Arts Council staff and CAP board committee members, and the winner is chosen by the board and announced at the event.
The Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership awards program, now in its 31st year, recognizes the community’s crucial 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. The arts give life to the city. Help us celebrate those who give life to the arts.
Proceeds from this event will benefit community arts and arts education programming in Columbus.
To register to attend, go to www.gcac.org/events/community-arts-partnership-awards/register-to-attend/.
This year’s Artistic Excellence Award nominees are:
Available Light Theatre, John Cage
Columbus Dance Theatre, Claudel
Franklin Park Conservatory, Bruce Munro: Light at Franklin Park Conservatory
Red Herring Productions, Assassins
Shadowbox Live, Gallery of Echoes
Short North Stage, Sunday in the Park with George
The deadline to nominate a business or individual for this year’s awards has been extended through Monday, September 15.
Nomination categories for individuals are Arts Educator, Arts Partner and Emerging Arts Leader. For businesses, the categories are Small, Medium and Large. The Arts Council will announce the individual award winners prior to the event; the business award winners will be announced at the event.
For Guidelines & Eligibility information, go to https://www.gcac.org/events/community-arts-partnership-awards/guidelines-eligibility/.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein