2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
-Nominations and letters of support OPEN
Friday, October 16, 2015
-Nominations and letters of support CLOSE at midnight
Nominations for the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio are now closed.
No further nominations will be accepted.
It is not too early to start working on strong nominations for 2017!
Awards are given in the following categories:
¹"Small" is defined as businesses with fewer than
100 full-time employees, and non-county governments with populations less than
20,000 or county governments with populations less than 235,000 as determined in
the last dicennial census. Relative to the nominations recieved, the Awards
Committee reserves the authority to alter these thresholds.
Individual who has shown sustained,
impactful, and visionary leadership of an arts organization.
Individual or organization that has made significant
contributions through leadership and creativity to advance arts education in
Ohio's schools and community organizations.
Individual, or individual or family foundation, that, over time, has sustained
and enhanced the arts in their community or the state of Ohio through
contributions of their time, effort, or financial resources.
BUSINESS SUPPORT OF THE ARTS (two awards)
or nonprofit business, government, or media that has, over time, provided
extraordinary support to the arts locally, statewide, regionally, or
nationally through a contribution of personnel, financial, or other
resources. Nominations will be considered in both a small and large business category.¹
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION
organization that works to create or strengthen interactive arts participation
among diverse community members while increasing public awareness about the role
of the arts in community life.
artist whose work has made a significant impact on his or her discipline
locally, statewide, regionally, or nationally.
Since 1994, the Irma Lazarus award honors the memory
of Irma Lazarus, who made countless contributions as an arts patron, advocate,
and leader in the development of state funding for the arts in Ohio. Irma helped
to found the Ohio Arts Council and later served as its board chair. The award
goes to individuals or organizations who have helped shape public support for
the arts through their work as advocates and have brought national and
international recognition to Ohio through sustained dedication to
artistic excellence. The Irma Lazarus Award may not be awarded each year.
NOTE: While each nominee may only be nominated one time, you are not limited to the
number of unique nominations you may submit. For more information about the Governor's
Awards for the Arts in Ohio, visit the event Fact
Sheet or our list of Frequently Asked