Do you know an individual, arts group, community group or business that should be nominated for a Community Arts Award?

The deadline for nominations is May 25, 2018.  Nominations open Monday, April 2nd.

Since 1985, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has honored local arts supporters through the annual Community Arts Awards.   Awards are presented in seven categories: Community Medal of Arts, Theodore C. Cooper Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service, Business Arts Award,  Adam F. Carter Young Artist Award, Patron Award, Epic Award and Gayle Hoogstraten Arts Leadership Award.

Click here for descriptions and criteria for all of the award categories.

The Community Arts Awards will be announced in late June and awarded at a special presentation on Sunday, August 26th at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.  A reception will follow at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.  Additional details regarding the presentation and reception will be available at a later date. 

Ready to nominate?  Please click here to be redirected to the nomination form.  Only online nominations will be accepted.

For a complete list of past Community Arts Award recipients, click here

If you have questions regarding the nomination process or award categories, please contact Kristen Chesak, Executive Director at or 269.342.5059

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