Do you know a deserving individual, group, business, project, or institution that makes significant contributions to art and culture in the region and deserves recognition for their work?

Nominations are now open for the Arts Council’s Annual Arts Awards celebration. The Arts Council honors recipients in six categories at the annual event, which is scheduled for Aug. 13.

The nomination form is available at this link. The Arts Council will accept nominations until 4 p.m. Friday, April 10. All recipients for the awards are announced at the Aug. 13 ceremony, except for the Mayor’s Art Award and the Arts Council Award, which will be announced over the summer.

The Arts Council added a new Arts Project category to give specific project initiatives recognition for advancing arts in the region.

Here are the eligible categories:

Mayor’s Art Award – This highly prestigious honor is given to a Vanderburgh County resident(s) whose contributions to the arts have had exceptional impact on the community. Consideration is given to evidence of long-standing support of and life-long interest in the arts.

Visual Arts Award – This award recognizes an exceptional candidate from the visual-arts discipline.

Performing Arts AwardThis award recognizes an exceptional candidate from the performing-arts discipline.

Young Artist Award – A candidate for this award should be a high school junior or senior in the 2020/2021 school year with exceptional talent in the literary, visual, or performing arts.

Arts Educator Award – This award recognizes an educator who directly influences and engages students of any age through the visual, literary, or performing arts.

Arts Project Award – This award recognizes an arts project that directly influences and engages students of any age through the visual, literary, or performing arts.

List of previous winners

Posted Feb. 10, 2020.