(March 23, 2020) Join the Sioux Falls Arts Council for the 2020 Awards in the Arts Ceremony on March 18, 2020, 6 to 8 PM in the Humanities Center at Augustana University. This event is free and open to the public. All awards will be presented by Mayor Paul Tenhaken. Performances by local arts organizations and individuals TBA.
Since 1999, The Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts (formerly known as the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts) program has highlighted and recognized individuals, organizations, and projects that have made an impact in our creative community.
Nominations are now being accepted here: https://artssiouxfalls.org/awardsinthearts/
Deadline for nominations: April 24th, 2020, 5pm
I. Individual Excellence Awards for Artists (Three individual awards in any arts discipline)
Recognizes individual performing, music, visual or literary artists whose contributions have raised the bar in their artistic specialty, made an impact on the professional development of other artists or forged new paths in connecting their work to the community.
II. Forward Arts Award
Honors an organization or business which has helped move education, creation or awareness of the arts forward in our community.
III. Innovative Project Award
Recognizes a project characterized by meaningful partnerships between or among private businesses, public bodies, individual artists, and organizations. This award seeks to recognize partnerships that created a new way for the community at large to experience the arts.
IV. Charlotte Carver Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Named for the first Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council and a long-time advocate and friend of the arts in Sioux Falls, this award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated an enduring, long-term dedication to the arts.
For any questions regarding The Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (605) 271-6696.