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Nominations Open for 2022 Community Arts Partnership Awards

in Press Releases July 20, 2022 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nominations are now open for the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (Arts Council) 2022 Community Arts Partnership (CAP) awards, which recognize the community’s important contributions to the arts, including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

There are three separate nomination forms for the awards within this program: the Community Arts Partnership awards for individuals and businesses, the Dale E. Heydlauff Community Arts Innovation Award and the Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner Award.

Nomination categories for the Community Arts Partnership Awards are:

Arts Educator: An individual who has made a significant contribution to making arts education opportunities available to students K-12 within a school system or in after-school programs or activities.

Emerging Arts Leader: An individual 40 years of age or younger who has had a significant, positive effect in helping the arts in central Ohio flourish through leadership, innovation, creativity and/or investment.

Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner Award: An award presented each year to a civic, community or business leader who is a role model for long-term and exemplary support of the central Ohio arts and cultural community because of their significant contributions of time, effort and/or financial resources.

Employer Award: Two awards will be presented in this category, one to Employers with under 100 employees and one to Employers with 100 employees and more. Employers are defined as a non-arts, for-profit or non-profit, business or government entity that has offered current, creative and innovative support to one or more arts organizations in greater Columbus since September 2021.

Dale E. Heydlauff Community Arts Innovation Award: Two $5,000 awards will be presented to an innovative arts and cultural project or initiative that has addressed the unprecedented and challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or social justice and equity efforts by creating something that helped lift up or provide relief to others in the community. Projects completed since September 2021 are eligible for this award. Dale E. Heydlauff provided matching funds to make these awards possible.

Columbus Makes Art Excellence Awards: Two $10,000 awards to nonprofit arts organizations, one to a large organization with a budget of $1 million or more and one to a small organization with a budget under $1 million, for programming that fits the criteria of risk, innovation and excellence.

For more information about the Community Arts Partnership Awards go to:

The 2022 Community Arts Partnership Awards program is supported by Huntington.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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