Each year ArtsErie salutes individuals and groups for their contributions to the arts community by presenting them with ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Awards. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Awards.
Individuals and organizations are urged to use the nominating form on the ArtsErie website to submit nominations before the August 15 deadline to honor achievements in any of the three categories.
• The Leadership in Arts Award recognizes a business, government, or foundation that (1) has exhibited long term art support, or (2) whose work has had a significant impact on the region’s arts/cultural landscape, or (3) has demonstrated a successful collaboration between an arts organization and business.
• The Applause Award recognizes a dedicated individual(s) or group whose outstanding volunteerism and contributions, either currently or in the past, have supported ArtsErie or the arts in our community.
• The Imagine Award recognizes an educator, instructor, or individual whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of arts education by consistently inspiring and encouraging arts excellence in their students or an education affiliate (PTA, Board of Ed., Performing Arts/Music School) or other organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to evoke interest and understanding in the arts both having worked over time to implement excellence in and for arts education.
In 2010, ArtsErie saluted the Corry Community Foundation (Leadership Award); Union City Area School District (Imagine Award); and Andrew Kauffman for the Arts 'n Drafts Festival (Applause Award). A complete list of past Arts Appreciation Award recipients is available online.
Awards will be presented in October 2011 at ArtsErie’s Fall for the Arts celebration.