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Nominations Now Open for 2017 Annual Arts Council Awards

Nominations Now Open for 2017 Annual Arts Council Awards

The Wichita/Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council established the Annual Arts Council Awards in 1969 to recognize and honor those businesses, foundations and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and humanities in Wichita/Sedgwick County. These awards focus attention on the importance of the arts as they relate to the quality of life in Wichita/Sedgwick County and honor those who have made major creative achievements or significant contributions to cultural growth or development.

DEADLINE
Nominations must be received in the CityArts offices, 334 N. Mead, by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017. Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline.

CATEGORIES

  • Gordon W. Evans Award – Given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts.
  • Arts Organization – Given to a public, not-for-profit organization that presents or provides arts opportunities to the Wichita community and region.
  • Special Project – Given to a neighborhood, business, corporation or group that has provided support for a single event or project.
  • Arts Educator – Given to an individual who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.
  • Arts Advocate/Individual – Given to an individual or couple dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.
  • Arts Advocate/Group or Business– An organization or business dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.
  • Individual Artist – Given to an artist actively working in such categories as Choreography, Music Composition, Film/Video, Theatre, Interdisciplinary/ Performance Art, Two-Dimensional Visual Art and/or Three-Dimensional Visual Art, who has shown outstanding achievement.
  • Youth Recognition Award – Given to a high school and/or middle school student who has shown outstanding achievement and development in the arts.
  • Burton Pell Award – A new award created in memory of Mr. Pell a long time member and past president of the Arts Council. It will be given to an outstanding individual in music.

Art Awards Nomination Form (Word Document)

Past Art Award Winners

Arts Save Cities

Arts Save Cities

The Arts Council believes that Arts Save Cities. We also believe:  In Advocating for Public Art & Aesthetics As one of the nation’s 50 largest cities, The Arts Council advocates for the importance of developing a public art program that ensures art and artists are as a part of the City’s public amenities design plans as… Continue Reading

2016 Annual Arts Council Awards

Arts Council’s 47th Annual Art Awards Eleven Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the 47th annual Art Awards dinner, sponsored by Westar Energy, Corporate Caterers, the Arts Council and the City of Wichita. The event will… Continue Reading

CityArts Boutique

CityArts Boutique

The CityArts Boutique carries one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and unique gifts made by local and regional artists who receive 70 percent of each sale. The CityArts Boutique is the perfect place to purchase gifts and support local artists at the same time. The Boutique has everything from bracelets made out of Kansas license places to ceramic… Continue Reading

Arts on Broadway

Arts on Broadway

Arts On Broadway is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance fine arts opportunities for the metropolitan Wichita community. Experience the joy of fine performances from a wide variety of artistic genres in an inspirational venue. Dedicated to celebrating all art forms, Arts on Broadway is planning to host several events throughout each season to exhibit exceptional vocal and instrumental musicians as… Continue Reading

CityArts Event Venue

CityArts Event Venue

Book your event at CityArts Event Venue.  Our facility can handle business meetings, family gatherings, Receptions, Showers, Birthday and Retirement parties for groups from ten to one hundred guests with tables and chairs provided.  With flexible booking rates, open catering and a sound system available for use it is a great place to hold your… Continue Reading

Arts Council Names 2013 Award Recipients

Arts Council Names 2013 Award Recipients

Each year, the Arts Council honors individuals, foundations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts in the Wichita area.  The 2013 recipients are: Chris Shank — Gordon W. Evans Award given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts. Joan Cole – Arts Advocate/Individual given to an individual… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Foundation provides financial assistance to artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking, are in the early or developmental stage of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career. http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html Continue Reading

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. http://www.pkf.org/ Continue Reading

Art Advisory Committee

Who: The Art Advisory Committee consists of the directors of the various attractions and arts organizations throughout Wichita and Sedgwick County. What: Created by the Arts Council, the Art Advisory Committee advises the Arts Council in the development and implementation of a plan to coordinate the community cultural resources for all museums/attractions/arts organizations in Wichita/Sedgwick… Continue Reading