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Applause, Applause!It's Time to Nominate Your Favorite Arts Contributors! 

Each year at our annual Holiday Glitter event, the Arts Council recognizes area contributors to the arts with our Applause Awards.

Commitment to the arts

The aim of these coveted and beautifully crafted awards is to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations and other advocates who have made significant contributions to the arts in the capital region through their leadership, commitment, vision and support.

This year, in addition to our traditional Business Arts Award and  Individual Leadership Award, we are excited to announce that we will be adding the Civic Award to this annual nomination and recognition program.  

Individual Leadership Award

The Individual Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the capital region who has made significant contributions to the arts or to the mission of the Arts Council in the through their leadership, commitment, vision and support.

Business Arts Award

The Business Arts Award recognizes a business or corporation for their leadership, commitment, and vision in support of the arts or to the mission of the Arts Council through contributed know-how, significant financial or in-kind support, or development of exemplary alliances that have provided valuable support to artists and/or arts and cultural organizations in the capital region.

Civic Award

The Civic Award recognizes the significant contributions of an elected or appointed individual within a city, village, township, county or downtown development authority through their leadership, commitment, vision and support of arts and culture in the capital region.

Make Your Nominations Today!