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Annual Award Nominations

Arts Council Invites Annual Award Nominations

Deadline is Monday, October 21

Winston-Salem, NC  (September 27, 2019) --  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has issued a nomination call for the four awards presented at its annual meeting to be held this year on Monday, October 28. Nominations are due by the end of business, Monday, October 21.


Arts Council Award

The honoree selected as the recipient 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.

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 is leaving a legacy of service for future young leaders, as well as for the future development of the cultural resources of our community.

Arts Educator Excellence Award

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

Arts-Integrated Workplace Award

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

Forms for award nominations can be found on The Arts Council website at

Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues. 

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