The Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 29th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards in the fall of 2014. In addition to revealing winners in five arts and three teaching categories, the program will celebrate the District’s creative industries in the arts and entertainment community.
Artists and organizations will be recognized in five categories:
• Excellence in an Artistic Discipline;
• Excellence in Service to the Arts;
• Innovation in the Arts;
• Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education;
• Outstanding Emerging Artist.
The awards are limited to individuals and nonprofit organizations that reside in the District of Columbia.
The Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are limited to full-time arts teachers who are employed by a District of Columbia elementary, middle or high school. The three categories for arts teaching are:
• Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts,
• Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts,
• Excellence in Teaching Language Arts.
Teachers in all artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, dance or humanities-based) are eligible for nomination.
Nominations are submitted only via online entry using the same application portal as its grants programs. The application portal is here. Individuals and organizations may nominate themselves or another individual or organization. All nominees must reside or have a street address in the District of Columbia to be considered eligible. In addition to completing information about the nominee, work samples, support materials and a resume of bio of the nominee is required along with a 750-word support narrative are included with the online application.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 11 July 2014 at 5:00 pm.
For questions about the application or application portal, please contact Steven Scott Mazzola at T# 202.724.5613.