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2024 Arts Awards Nominations Open!

Nominations for the 39th annual Northeast Louisiana Arts Awards opened May 1st.  The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2024.  Nominated artists, businesses, volunteers, and educators in the arts community are honored during this program.  Categories open for nominations this year include Performing Artist of the Year, Visual Artist of the Year, BART Award, Volunteer of the Year, Emerging Artist, and the Region 8 Arts Educator of the Year.

Nominees for the Performing Artist of the Year Award and the Edmund Williamson Visual Artist of the Year are professional artist who  have excelled in their chosen field and enriched Region 8 and Louisiana through  their art form.  The Business Art (BART) Award nominees are businesses that have made significant contributions impacting the success of the cultural  programs of organization in northeast Louisiana.

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes individual personal involvement in the development of the cultural arts in northeast Louisiana.  Emerging Artist nominees are high schools seniors or college students who have demonstrated a desire and are committed to pursuing a career in their chosen arts discipline.

Introduced in 2022, Region 8 Arts Educator of  the year Award recognizes an arts educator who is making a difference in our region through their dedication to Arts Education.

Arts organizations in Region 8 and current members of the Arts Council are eligible to nominate in all categories.  The general public is invited to submit nominations for Region 8 Arts Educator of the Year.  

For more information about how to nominate, email abigail@nelaarts.org or call 318.397.6717 and request information on submitting nominations.  Nominations close at noon, Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

 

 


The Arts Council is excited to celebrate our Arts Educators in Region 8 by partnering with local sponsors to add Region 8 Arts Educator of the Year as a part of our annual Arts Awards celebration. The purpose of this annual award is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for Arts Education as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to Arts Education.

Nominees must be Arts Educators in a public, private or parochial school classroom setting in Grades K-12, in one of the parishes served by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Those parishes are: Lincoln, Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll. Educators must lead an art program in one of the following disciplines as per the National Standards for Arts Education: dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. The honored Educator will be selected from a field of finalists by a panel of qualified judges from outside Region 8. All finalists will be recognized during the Arts Awards banquet. The winner of the award will receive $500 to be used in their specific art program at their school.


*Anyone can nominate an Arts Educator for this award. Former recipients of the award are not eligible to win in consecutive years.


TO NOMINATE...

COMPLETE
1) The Nomination Form
2) Upload up to 3 optional Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials are not required for the Arts Educator of the Year Award however, they can greatly strengthen your nomination. If you choose to include supplemental materials (press clippings, programs, slides, videos, photographs, etc.) they must be uploaded at the time of submission of the nomination form.  NO supplemental materials will be accepted after nomination submission.  Any external video links should be copied and pasted to the text box below the click and drag box for Panel Review. 

YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL UPON NOMINATION SUBMISSION.  CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT SEE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. 

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 28th at noon
Questions? Please contact 318-397-6717 or info@nelaarts.org

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How has this educator made a lasting difference in the lives of students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities? (suggested response length: 1-2 paragraphs)
Give examples of how this educator routinely goes "above and beyond the call of duty” by extending efforts with students outside the classroom? (suggested response length: 1-2 paragraphs)
How has this educator made a significant impact on their community through art education? (suggested response length: 1-2 paragraphs)
How does this educator inspire students to reach appropriately high levels of artistic understanding and ability? (suggested response length: 1-2 paragraphs)
How has this educator instilled a lifelong appreciation of art in their students? (suggested response length: 1-2 paragraphs)
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