Nominate the Best & the Brightest for Arts Alive 2019!

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ARTS ALIVE AWARDS were created to recognize gifted artists, talented art educators and change-making advocates and volunteers at an inspiring celebration of achievement. They bring art to life and help shape our community’s culture.

You have the chance to nominate creative individuals or groups in a number of categories. See below. The awards honor community members who live, work and advocate in Summit, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark or Medina counties in Ohio. You may nominate as many as you like but use a separate form for each.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM IS MAY 1, 2019.

Noor Hindi and Shane Wynn, Winners Arts Alive 2019

Noor Hindi and Shane Wynn, Winners for the Arts Alive Awards 2019

  • Complete the online form below.
  • Or print, complete and mail/drop off to: Executive Director, Summit Artstpace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio, 44308.
  • Please be as detailed as possible in 250 to 300 words why the individual, organization or group qualifies for the award.

For more information, please call Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480 or email kamelia@summitartspace.org. 

  • The Arts Alive Committee will chose the top 3 finalists from each category based on the submitted nominations and committee research.
  • All nominees will be announced in a press release after May 17, 2019.
  • The committee selects the winners which are announced the night of the event, Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 pm, at Summit Artspace on East Market.

Click here to see the winners from past years.

INTERESTED IN RESERVATIONS FOR ARTS ALIVE? Click here to make one or more reservations and pay online. For more details about the event, click here. Thank you!

Arts Alive 2019 Award ceremony 2019

Arts Alive 2019 Award ceremony under the lights!

AWARD CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Outstanding Visual Artist – recognizes a visual artist with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Music – recognizes an artist in music with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Dance – recognizes an artist in dance with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Theater – recognizes an artist in theater with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Arts Volunteer – recognizes an individual or group who has shared significant time and/or skills volunteering for arts and culture in the community.

Outstanding Patron – recognizes individuals and other entities that financially support arts and culture in the community.

Community Outreach – recognizes an individual or group who has helped bring a voice to underrepresented artists in the community or who has been a catalyst for bringing the arts and culture to underrepresented populations

Arts Educator – recognizes an elementary, middle school, high school or university-level educator or a private instructor who has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring area art students.

Emerging Artist – recognizes an individual in the visual or performing arts with less than five years working in their discipline, who illustrates outstanding potential for making a significant impact on his or her discipline through creativity and growth.

Rising New Leadership – recognizes an individual arts contributor, manager, advocate, volunteer or patron with less than five of involvement in this role.

Collaborative Project – recognizes an original project (performing or visual arts) that illustrates the power of collaboration among organizations and/or individuals to advance and support arts and culture in the community.