Each year, countless individuals and organizations contribute to the vitality and diversity of our local arts scene, which we call the community's "arts constellation". The Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognize these champions and to celebrate them, typically at The Arts Council’s Annual Meeting. Notwithstanding the vicissitudes caused by COVID-19, there were numerous outstanding contributions by many organizations and individuals in 2020. The Arts Council is excited to continue its awards in 2020 to recognize some of them, although the recognizing announcements might be made via a medium other than the typical Annual Meeting.

To see the previous recipients

 

Arts Council Award

The Arts Council established the Arts Council Award to recognize an individual who exhibits a significant commitment to volunteer service and has made a lasting impact on our arts community.

The Arts Council Award Nomination Form for 2020 may be viewed and downloaded here, or may be obtained from The Arts Council as indicated below.

 

Arts Educator Excellence Award

In 2015, The Arts Council established the Arts Educator Excellence Award to recognize an educator or teaching artist who has enriched the education of our community’s youth and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals.

The Arts Educator Excellence Award Nomination Form for 2020 may be viewed and downloaded here, or may be obtained from The Arts Council as indicated below.

Arts-Integrated Workplace Award

In 2016, The Arts Council established the Arts-Integrated Workplace Award to recognize a local company for its exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into its corporate culture and employees’ lives.

The Arts-Integrated Workplace Award Nomination Form for 2020 may be viewed and downloaded here, or may be obtained from The Arts Council as indicated below.

R. Philip Hanes, Jr.  Young Leader Award

The R. Philip Hanes Junior Young Leader Award recognizes an individual under 40 years old whose time, talent and energy have furthered the mission of supporting and promoting the arts and culture of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, leaving a legacy of service for future young leaders and for the future of the arts in this community.

The Young Leader Award Nomination Form for 2020 may be viewed and downloaded here, or may be obtained from The Arts Council as indicated below.

If you have any questions or need a Nomination Form or more information about these awards, please contact:

Eryn Crews

336-747-1417

ecrews@intothearts.org

 
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
Arts Council Award

The honoree(s) selected as the recipient(s) of The Arts Council Award has exhibited a strong commitment of volunteer service and has made a significant impact and contribution to the arts in our community.

2019 – Bill Benton

2018 – Frank and Susan Dickerson

2017 – Steve Berlin

2016 – Bonnie Poindexter

2015 – Nathan Ross Freeman

2014 - Simona Atkins Allen

2013 – Lynn & Barry Eisenberg

2012 – Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin

2011 – Rob & Sarah Simon

2010 – Siobhan Olson

2009 – Sue Henderson

2008 – J.D. and Janie Wilson

2007 – Peggy Reingold and Allen Joines

2006 – Bill Benton

R. Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Award

The honoree selected as the recipient of this recognition award is 40 years of age or younger and has exemplified volunteer dedication, contributions and leadership.  The time, talent and energy demonstrated by this young leader has furthered the missions of arts and cultural entities of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and has left a legacy of service for future young leaders as well as for the future development of the cultural resources of our community.

2019 – Larry Barron (LB The Poet) and 

            Suzy McCalley

2018 – Rachel Schroeder

2017 – Matt Troy

2016 - John Bowhers

2015 – Lawren Desai

2014 - Philip Pledger

2013 – Ed Hanes, Jr.

2012 – Rebecca Nussbaum

2011 – Andy Tennille

2010 – Kelly Maxner

2009 – Cheryl Lindsay

2008 – Ryan Opel

2007 – Chevara Orrin and Marlon Hubbard

2002 – Jeff Smith

2001 – Richard Emmett

Arts Educator Excellence Award

The Arts Educator Excellence Award recognizes an educator or teaching artist who has enriched the education of our community’s youth and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals.

2019 – Jaime Allbritten, Piedmont Opera

2018 – Phyllis Dunning, Retired Arts Educator

2017 – Christina Soriano (Wake Forest University)

2016 - Amanda Gordon (Diggs-Latham Elementary)

2015 – Peter Wilbur (Arts Based School)

Arts-Integrated Workplace

This award recognizes a local company for their exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into all facets of their corporate culture and employees’ lives.

2019 – Wake Forest Baptist Health

2018 – Capital Bank

2016 - Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

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