Mayor's Arts Awards
Mayor's Arts Awards
The City of Ventura celebrates its vibrant arts community at the eighth annual MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS. Established in 2005, the Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions to the cultural community by city residents, artists, educators, organizations and business leaders.
The goal of this program is to help cultivate greater visibility and understanding of the value of the arts, as well as grow new leadership and new patrons of the arts.
Nominations must be received at the Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department by 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2013
MAA Logo: Lis J. Schwitters
For more information about the Mayor's Arts Awards, contact Creative Economy Specialist Eric Wallner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 677-3911.
Arts Patron, an arts professional whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and/or volunteer service;
Arts Leader, an arts professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational stewardship and partnership within the local arts community;
Arts Educator, an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching;
Artist in the Community, an established individual artist (in any discipline) for artistic excellence and singular efforts in contributing to Ventura’s cultural vitality;
Emerging Artist, awarded to a working artist (in any discipline) under the age of 40 who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Ventura arts community (students are ineligible).
Creative Entrepreneur, awarded to a locally owned for-profit business which exemplifies the impact and vitality of Ventura’s creative economy. This new category has been added this year to recognize the economic impact of creative businesses.
A panel of community members, including representatives from the arts and business worlds, will review applications based on: the significance and magnitude of the nominee’s contributions; leadership in the arts community and commitment to service to the arts over a significant period of time; benefit and impact of the nominee’s contribution to the citizens of the City of Ventura; and potential contribution to the arts in the emerging artist category. Mayor Tracy will present the non-monetary awards at a reception on November 15, 2012.
Each recipient will receive a limited edition artwork created by artist Lis J. Schwitters entitled "Mark of Excellence". This year’s awards are being presented as a joint project of the Community Development and the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Departments. View the Mayor's Arts Honorees for: