To work within the unknowns of the current public health and social climate, this year's awards will be an exciting hybrid event that will combine videos and interactive streaming for a virtual Arts Awards event that can’t be missed!
This year's theme, Bridges, will focus on the interconnectivity between the arts, business and the community as key to a thriving city.
Each award will be presented by a sponsoring Jacksonville company that understands the importance of this interconnectivity and supports the arts and culture sector in Jacksonville.
Be an Award Presenter
If you or your business are interested sponsoring or being a presenter of one of the awards click below to see the sponsorship package.
Presenting sponsorships are on a first-come first-serve basis. Companies who are already sponsoring are listed next to their chosen award category below. For more information contact: Ashanta@culturalcouncil.org
Nominations are now open.
Each year the Cultural Council hosts the annual Arts Awards to honors artists, businesses and community members who demonstrate exceptional skills, capabilities, and passion for arts and culture. Nominations are open to the public and will close on July 15th, 2020.
The nomination categories are listed below. Please note, each nomination requires its own submission.
Helen Lane Founders Award - Presented by PNC Bank The nominee for this award: A. focuses on integrating arts and culture into everyday life within their community; B. uses creative ideas on how to incorporate arts and culture with other elements of life; C. demonstrates commitment to the importance of arts and culture; D. sets the example as to how arts can be incorporated with everyday life; E. advocates for the incorporation for arts and culture with everyday life.
Robert Arleigh White Award for Advocacy The nominee for this award: A. fosters an environment of educating and learning of the benefits of the arts; B. builds and maintains relationships with the general public to benefit the arts and culture community; C. builds and maintains relationships with business leaders to benefit the arts and culture community; D. builds and maintains relationships with elected officials to benefit the arts and culture community; E. advocates through the use of multiple messages such as economic impact of the arts, personal stories, and transformational accounts.
Art Educator of the Year Award - Presented by: The Baker Family Advised Fund The nominee for this award demonstrates: A. dedication to enriching their students with a passion for the arts; B. an understanding of the value of the arts, and a desire to participate within the arts and culture community; C. use of the arts as a vehicle to educate; D. incorporates the arts into their teaching methods; E. thinks creatively how to use the arts to develop other skills within their students; F. has passion for seeing their students growth and development.
The Art of Giving Award - Presented by The Community Foundation The nominee for this award: A. stewards their resources to fund, support, and sustain arts and culture programs; B. gives to various organizations within the arts and culture community; C. is a philanthropist who willingly gives to benefit the mission of an organization; D. supports through their financial resources as well as their time commitment; E. develops long term relationships to assist with organizational growth.
Business Award/Corporate Business of the Year The nominee for this award must have more than 250 employees: A. graciously gives support to arts and cultural programs and organizations; B. inspires a culture of giving to serve their community; C. sets the example to their employees as an advocate for arts and culture organizations; D. gives to various organizations within the arts and culture community; E. offers sustained support of organizations through financial vehicles, volunteer opportunities for staff, and building long term relationships.
Small Business Award/Small Business of the Year The nominee for this award has fewer than 250 employees: A. defines itself as a small business; B. graciously gives support to arts and cultural programs and organizations despite it size; C. inspires a culture of giving to serve their community; D. sets the example to their employees as an advocate for arts and culture organizations; E. gives to various organizations within the arts and culture community; F. offers sustained support of organizations through financial vehicles, volunteer opportunities for staff, and building long term relationships.
Art Innovator Award The nominee for this award: A. creates new and innovative ideas to benefit the community; B. infuses new creative and innovative ideas into the arts and culture sector; C. is willing to share ideas with others for greater benefits to all; D. contributes to and shares ideas and innovations with arts and culture organizations to benefit the community; E. personal achievement is to the benefit more individuals.
Community Impact Award - Presented by Vystar Credit Union The nominee for this award has: A. a record of visible transformational results that are evident within their community; B. a commitment to impacting other lives; C. community impacts that are measurable.
People's Choice The nominee for this award has: A. tremendous influence in arts and culture; B. is a popular figure in the community; C. has a unique following of friends, supporters and/or customers. The winner of this award will be determined by the total number of nominations received.
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.