Alaska Humanities Forum, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and the Office of the Governor
Awards to Alaska organizations and individuals to recognize significant contributions to the quality of arts and humanities within the State. Current award categories address humanities education, leadership, community service, arts education, Alaska Native arts, arts advocacy, and individual artists.
The Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities are presented by the Alaska Humanities Forum 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 communities and the state.
- 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.
The arts awards are offered in the following categories:
- Arts Advocacy - The individual or organization has exhibited a long-standing dedication to promoting the arts through volunteer, administration, legislative or professional efforts and the nomination clearly shows that the nominee has exhibited significant and successful impact on the arts in Alaska.
- Alaska Native Arts (individual or organizations) - Outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Alaska’s Native arts and cultural heritage; significant impact of contribution that advances Alaska Native language or culture. The individual or organization clearly demonstrates efforts that have significantly improved the preservation, perpetuation, and active practice of Alaska Native arts.
- Arts Education - The individual or organization has exhibited a long-standing dedication to arts education in Alaska and the nomination clearly shows the nominee has exhibited significant and successful impact on arts education in Alaska.
- Individual Artist - 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 175219
The Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities 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.
Arts Awards are 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.
The deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 1, 2018.
The 2019 awards will be held in February 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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For questions on Humanities Awards, please contact Nancy Hemsath, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on Arts Awards, please contact Keren Lowell, email@example.com.