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Applause Awards

Awards to Lansing, Michigan Individuals, Businesses,
and Organizations for Contributions to the Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts Council of Greater Lansing

Deadline Date:

10/13/17 5:00 PM


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Awards to Michigan individuals, organizations, and businesses in Greater Lansing for significant contributions to the local arts landscape, through their support, vision, leadership, and commitment. Awards are available for artists, arts educators, and elected or appointed individuals, as well.

The list of available awards is as follows:

Ted Sondag Individual Leadership Award

The Individual Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the Capital Region who has made significant contributions to the arts or to the mission of the Arts Council through their leadership, commitment, vision, and support.

Business Leadership Award

The Business Leadership Award recognizes a business or corporation for their leadership, commitment and vision in support of the arts or to the mission of the Arts Council through contributed know-how, significant financial or in-kind support or development of exemplary alliances that have provided valuable support to artists and/or arts and cultural organizations in the capital region.

Civic Leadership Award

The Civic Leadership Award recognizes the significant contributions of an elected or appointed individual within a city, village, township, county or downtown development authority through their leadership, commitment, vision and support of arts and culture in the capital region.

Award nominations are based on artistic excellence, sustained contributions, unusual achievements, perseverance and a deep commitment to the arts and cultural community.

Individual Artist Award

The Individual Artist Award recognizes an individual who lives in the tri-counties who exemplifies leadership, quality and an expansive work portfolio/resume in any of the following mediums: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and/or the design field, who has received local, statewide, and /or national acclaim and has made significant impact on our community through the practice and production of his/her art form.

Arts and Cultural Organization Award

The Arts & Cultural Organization Award recognizes non-profit and public organizations and/or programs within the Capital Region that are of high artistic quality and serve to enhance life in our community through the arts, culture, or creativity. The 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.

Arts Educator Award

The Arts Educator Award recognizes the work and dedication of an arts educator (elementary, secondary, college/university, and/or community instructor) in helping and mentoring organizations and individuals (youth and/or adults) to uncover a greater capacity to create, connect and deepen artistic pursuits and relationships with their community.

Creative Community Award

The Creative Community Award recognizes significant achievements and projects that exemplify best practices in creative placemaking by any of the following or a combination of the following: individuals, nonprofit organizations, corporations, local municipalities, neighborhood associations, commercial associations, schools, and any other entity. Award winners will have contributed to the making of great places where ideas, leadership, and persistence play a vital role in creating vibrant, thriving, and livable places in the region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182150

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The aim of the Applause Awards is to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations and other advocates.

Pre-Application Information:

To make a nomination, fill out the form linked in Contact Information. (For multiple nominations, start a new form.)

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Feel free to pass the survey link on to other individuals who will endorse your nominee. Their completed form will act as a letter of support.

These awards are presented annually at the December Holiday Glitter event.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate a candidate:

Meghan Martin, Program Manager
(517) 853-7582

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
1208 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Greater Lansing