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Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program Announces the Second Annual IMPACT AWARDS

Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program Second Annual IMPACT AWARDS

Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program Announces the Second Annual IMPACT AWARDS

 Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program Announces the Second Annual
IMPACT AWARDS

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 via Zoom 6:00 p.m.

Aaron P. Dworkin, keynote speaker

Especially given the many challenges that COVID-19 has brought to the arts and culture industry, we must celebrate those who are working overtime to ensure that the arts remain vital to their communities.
Le Moyne College's Impact Awards celebrate those who work behind the scenes to produce, present, curate and/or teach the arts.

Le Moyne College's Impact Awards celebrate those who work behind the scenes to produce, present, curate and/or teach the arts. These awards focus on recognizing the leaders, managers, teachers and community leaders who help to ensure art makes it to the eyes and ears of the communities they serve.

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Call for Nominations
Would you like to nominate an arts manager, board member, or educator in one of the categories below?

Nominations are due by January 15, 2021.

  • Arts Manager of the Year | For an arts and culture administrator who has guided their organization with exceptional skill.
  • Arts Board Member of the Year | For a member of the board of directors of an arts and culture organization who has provided exceptional service and leadership.
  • Newcomer of the Year | For an arts administrator who is new to the region and has made a positive impact in a short period of time.
  • Artist as Manager | For a practicing visual or performing artist who also works as an arts manager.
  • Arts Educator of the Year | For a K-12 arts educator who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their students and community.

Award Eligibility:
Arts managers, board members, and educators must work within the New York State counties of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga or Oswego.

For the purposes of these awards, arts managers (also known as arts administrators) are defined as those who provide today’s artists with the framework, resources, and support that they need in order to create works of art. Such work may be done within an organization, through an artist collective, as individuals in the community, or in any context that provides support to artists.

If working within an organization, arts managers in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors are eligible to be nominated for the Arts Manager of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Artist as Manager awards.


Aaron P. Dworkin, keynote speaker

Aaron P. Dworkin, keynote speaker

Named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts and appointed to the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Aaron P. Dworkin served as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), which is ranked among the top performing arts schools in the nation. He is currently a tenured full professor of arts leadership and entrepreneurship at SMTD as well as serving as a Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. 

In addition, Aaron is a successful social entrepreneur having founded The Sphinx Organization, the leading arts organization with the mission of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. He also serves as host of the nationally-broadcast Arts Engines show which reaches a weekly audience of over 100,000 in collaboration with Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, The Violin Channel and American Public Media including Performance Today and YourClassical.

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