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Nominations for 2021 Annual Awards

Arts Council Accepting Nominations for 2021 Annual Awards

Deadline for submission is December 3 at 5:00pm

Winston-Salem, NC (November 5, 2020) –Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is accepting nominations for its 2021 annual awards, and members of the public have until 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, to submit a nomination. Nominations are invited and encouraged. Award recipients will be announced in mid-December and honored at a gathering to take place in early 2022.

“Every fall season, Arts Council looks forward to highlighting some of our community’s most dedicated arts and cultural partners,” said Chase Law, President and CEO of Arts Council. “Last fiscal year, we were focused on the relief, recovery and revitalization of our community. Thanks to our community’s support, we were able to exceed our annual fundraising goal to further our mission of lifting up the arts in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. It is our hope that by recognizing individuals and organizations that make Winston-Salem and Forsyth County a city of arts and innovation, we will inspire others to make an impact through their commitment to the arts.”

Summary descriptions of the five annual awards to be made for 2021 are set forth below. More information and the nomination form can be found online at

Arts Council Award

The recipient of the 2021 Arts Council Award will be an individual who has exhibited a strong commitment to volunteer service and has made a significant and lasting impact on the arts in our community.

R. Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Recognition Award

The recipient of the 2021 R. Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Recognition Award will be an individual under 40 years of age, 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 development of the arts in our community.

Arts Educator Excellence Award

The Arts Educator Excellence Award for 2021 will 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.

Arts-Integrated Workplace Award

The 2021 Arts-Integrated Workplace Award will recognize a local business, non-profit or government workplace for its exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into its workplace culture and employees’ lives.

Arts Partner Award

The 2021 Arts Partner Award will recognize an arts or cultural organization that is of high artistic quality and serves to enhance life in our community through the arts. This award pays special attention to both long-standing programs and organizations that have played a consistent role in the community and new organizations and programs that meet a previously unmet community need or focus area.

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