The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation (AACF), and the Alaska Humanities Forum (AKHF) are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2023 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The deadline for nominations is February 15th, 2023.
The awards for Distinguished Service to the Humanities are presented by the Alaska Humanities Forum (AKHF) to recognize those Alaska individuals and/or organizations whose efforts have contributed to telling the stories of our past, present, and future, and whose work has helped build a more culturally diverse, economically vibrant, and equitable Alaska where people are engaged, informed, and connected. These awards honor the well-established -- as well as the lesser known -- that have stepped up and made an impact in our communities and our state. Eligibility is open to any individual, organization or institution that has made a significant contribution to the arts and humanities in Alaska, with the exception of current AKHF Board members, staff, or prior Award recipients. A list of prior awardees can be found here. For questions, please contact Shoshi Bieler, email@example.com.
2023 Humanities Award Categories
- Education: This award recognizes an Alaska individual or organization that has helped strengthen communities by contributing to a better understanding of the world, one another, and the human experience.
- Leadership: This award recognizes an Alaska individual or organization that has helped strengthen communities through their commitment to improve Alaska's social, economic, and civic life.
- Community: This award recognizes an Alaska individual or organization that has helped strengthen communities by forging connections between people across race, class, and cultural divides.
Each year, these awards are offered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA). Eligibility is open to any individual, organization, or institution that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Alaska, with the exception of current ASCA Council members, staff, or prior Award recipients. A list of prior awardees can be found here. For questions, please contact Andrea Noble, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Arts Award Categories
- Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Native Arts and Languages: The Alaska Native Arts award recognizes those who have advanced traditional Alaska Native language or culture through their work, or significantly improved the preservation, perpetuation, and active practice of Alaska Native arts.
- Individual Artist Award: Awarded based on artistic leadership, distinction and merit; Recognition of artistic contribution to the state or community through previous honors and awards, reviews or articles; Longevity of impact to state or community.
- Arts Business Leadership Award: Awarded to a business whose fiscal generosity and participation has made a substantial impact on the arts in Alaska; a business that has used the arts to propel its success; programs that engage employees with creativity and other community activities that support arts and business partnerships; a business dedicated to promoting the arts through administrative and professional efforts.
- Government Leadership in the Arts Award: The nomination clearly shows that the individual or organization has exhibited a long-standing dedication to the arts and community development in Alaska through volunteer, administrative or professional effort in service to the public.
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