Celebrate Our Art and Artists

Nominations for Mayor’s Arts Awards 2017 Now Open

Did you attend an outstanding arts event this year? Do you know an art teacher or an unsung volunteer who works tirelessly making great art happen in Lincoln? These are only three possible categories open for public nominations. Mayor Chris Beutler along with the Lincoln Arts Council will honor our local arts champions selected by a panel of community professionals at the 39th Mayor’s Arts Awards in June. You are invited to prepare a nomination for a project, organization or person. The deadline is January 6, 2017.  Download the nomination form here.

Richard Hay Outstanding Arts Organization: Recognizes an arts group that has made significant contributions to Lincoln’s arts community over a period of years.
Artistic Achievement Award - Visual Arts: Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any of the visual arts, including theatre & film.
Artistic Achievement Award – Youth: Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any arts discipline by a young person age 18 or younger.
Artistic Achievement Award - Performing Arts: Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any of the performing arts, including film.
Artistic Achievement Award – Literary Arts: Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in literary form.
Gladys Lux Education Award: Recognizes special initiatives or dedication to arts education.
Legacy of the Arts Award: Recognizes a senior (age 55 and up) actively involved in creating, teaching, sharing or inspiring artistic expression in any discipline.
Heart of the Arts Award: Recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding volunteer dedication to the arts or for making a major overall impact on the arts in Lincoln.
ArtScene Backstage Award: Recognizes extraordinary service to the arts through behind-the-scenes efforts.
Outstanding Event Award: Recognizes a performance, exhibition or project in the previous year (2016) that will be notable in the community memory for years to come because of its content or cultural significance.
Benefactor of the Arts Award: Honors an individual, family, organization or business making significant financial contributions to the arts.
Arts for Kids Award: Honors an individual or organization from outside of the arts professions whose leadership has enhanced arts activities and experiences for children.

Please select the category or categories most appropriate for this nominee. Please note that nominees may be considered for categories other than the one for which they are nominated. Nominees submitted the previous year are automatically considered and updates to the nominations are encouraged. For more information about submitting a nomination, please contact Lori McAlister at The Lincoln Arts Council; lori@artscene.org, 402-434-2787.