Hello/Hola Member! I’m writing to remind you as a member you are invited to submit a nomination to recognize leaders in your community, and around the country who are doing exceptional and inspiring work! The deadline is approaching!!

Americans for the Arts is now accepting nominations of arts leaders from your community for one of seven 2019 Annual Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts and are presented each year in conjunction with Annual Convention, taking place June 13-16, 2019 in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Award categories include the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award, the Arts Education Award, the American Express Emerging Leaders Award, the Michael Newton Award, the Selina Roberts Ottum Award, the Public Art Network Award, and the Robert E. Gard Award.

Nominations close Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. ET. You must be a member of Americans for the Arts to submit nominations; nominees, however, are not required to be members of Americans for the Arts. Members must log in to their Americans for the Arts account to submit a nomination.

Each award has its own evaluation criteria. Be sure to review the rules and regulations for each award before submitting your nomination. Visit the Annual Awards page for more information or to submit a nomination.

Questions? Send an e-mail to services@artsusa.org or call (202) 371-2830 for assistance.


Ruby Lopez Harper

Director of Local Arts Services

Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2079

202.789.2830 fax


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