Nominate an artist for the 2022 Arts Awards now

Do you know an artist, teacher, or organization who deserves some recognition for their hard work in the arts community? The Arts Council is now accepting nominations for its annual Arts Awards ceremony.

The annual event is a chance for artists, teachers, and organizations to be honored for their contributions to the local arts community.

There are six categories:

  • Mayor’s Arts Award
  • Visual Arts Award
  • Performing Arts Award
  • Young Artist Award
  • Arts Educator Award
  • Arts Project Award

An ARTSWIN committee will select the winners from the pool of nominees for each award. Nominees and award winners will be honored at a special ceremony and party at the DoubleTree Hilton in Downtown Evansville on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

The nomination form is embedded below, or use this link to skip ahead.

The Categories

Here’s some more information about each category.

Mayor’s Arts Award

This prestigious honor is given to an individual(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. The nominee must be a current resident of Vanderburgh County whose arts activities have had significant impact on the city of Evansville.

Visual Arts Award

This award recognizes an exceptional candidate from the visual-arts discipline.

Performing Arts Award

This 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 2022-2023 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

Click here to access a spreadsheet of previous winners to ensure you don’t nominate a former recipient.

Nomination Form

Click here to access a hard copy to print.

Zach Evans

Zach Evans is the Community Director for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Zach performs regionally in the band Corduroy Orbison. He also enjoys graphic design and photography.