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New York, New York — The National Guild for Community Arts Education is proud to announce the launch of its prestigious awards program for the upcoming 2024 Conference for Community Arts Education. These awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to the field of community arts education. The awards aim to celebrate excellence, inspire innovation, and promote equity and justice in the arts.
Duffie Adelson Award for Lifelong Achievement in Community Arts Education
Named after Trustee Duffie Adelson, the namesake Award honors individuals who have dedicated a minimum of 20 years to the field of community arts education. Recipients are esteemed for their unwavering commitment and significant impact on the sector. Learn more
Sandra Bowie Award for Social Change
Named after Trustee Sandra Bowie, the namesake Award recognizes champions of equity and justice in arts education. It acknowledges individuals who have made a substantial impact fighting for BIPOC communities through their work in the arts. Learn more
Congresswoman Alma Adams Advocacy Award
The Congresswoman Alma Adams Advocacy Award is dedicated to honoring a legislator or policymaker who has demonstrated exceptional support for the arts and arts education. Their legislative actions and advocacy efforts have made a profound difference in promoting the arts. The recipient will be announced soon. Learn more
Next Generation Award
The Next Generation Award celebrates emerging leaders in community arts education, including students and professionals in entry-level to mid-level positions. Individuals will be recognized for their innovative contributions and potential to shape the future of community arts education.
These awards showcase the National Guild's commitment to recognizing leaders, promoting equity, and advancing the field of community arts education. The recipients will be celebrated during the 2024 Conference for Community Arts Education, taking place from April 9-12, 2024 in Washington, DC.
"The National Guild is proud to honor these exceptional individuals through their namesake awards for their dedication to community arts education," said Quanice G. Floyd, Executive Director. "These awards reflect our organization's core values and commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive arts education community."
Nominations for the awards are now open, and the National Guild encourages individuals to submit nominations for deserving candidates. Detailed eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available on the National Guild's website here.
For more information about the 2024 Conference for Community Arts Education Conference, please visit this link.
About the National Guild for Community Arts Education
The National Guild for Community Arts Education is a national network of arts education organizations and practitioners. With a mission to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential, the National Guild promotes excellence in and access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts.
Published: November 16, 2023