Mayor Nancy Rotering and the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission (CAC) invite community members to nominate a deserving individual, organization, business or resident for the Mayor's Award for the Arts. Given annually, this award recognizes outstanding achievements or contributions to the arts in Highland Park. For the award, arts can include visual arts, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture; performance, such as dance, theater, or music; architecture; and literature, including poetry, fiction or script writing.
Achievements will be recognized in the following categories:
Individual - An individual who has achieved artistic excellence, or who has made a significant contribution to his/her artistic discipline and to the arts in the community/local area.
Arts Volunteer - A volunteer who has consistently supported the arts through a commitment of personal time, energy and devotion.
Arts Organization - A non-profit organization that has made a substantial impact on the cultural development of the community as demonstrated through exceptional artistic achievement, outstanding programming or other leadership initiatives.
Arts Entities - An arts organization that provides artistic programming for the community and makes a significant contribution to fostering the arts in the community. Such entities could be publishers, musical ensembles or theatrical groups.
Business or Corporation - A local business or corporation that has demonstrated significant commitment to the arts, recognizing the imperative role of public/private partnership. This commitment may be in the form of financial, personal, and/or resource support.
Please submit nominations through the City's website by using the online form or print and mail in a nomination form by August 22, 2018. Current members of the Cultural Arts Commission and past recipients of the Mayor's Award for the Arts are not eligible to apply. Nominations will be reviewed by the CAC with final approval by the City Council. Awards will be presented at a City Council Meeting in the fall.
For more details contact Hayley Garard, Staff Liaison to the Cultural Arts Commission, at 847.926.1043.
|2013||Highland Park Public Library|
|2012||Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School|
|2011||East on Central|
|2010||Highland Park High School Band under the direction of Dr. James Hile|
|2004||FOCUS ON THE ARTS – 20th anniversary|
|2003||Joan Kathyrn Weaver|
|2002||Highland Park Strings|
|1999||none – not enough nominations submitted|
|1996||Highland Park Players|
|1992||Apple Tree Theatre|
|1991||Leonard Abrahamson, Sylvia Delman, Ruth Esserman|
|1990||Cortesi Family and Delores Weinberg|