Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced a call for nominations for its annual recognition awards, the Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards for the Arts.
The awards honor individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, stewardship, culture, and the environment in Juneau's community.
Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy passed on Sep. 10, 2020.
In recognition of her years of inspired leadership and service, the Board of Trustees of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council voted to change the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts to the Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards for the Arts.
Members of the public are encouraged to submit nominations.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Jun. 30.
A submission form and other information are available on the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council website.
Award categories include:
● Exceptional Artist
Honors individuals for their creative contributions for Juneau's community.
● Leadership in the Promotion of Oral Traditions
Recognizes individuals or programs who have aided significantly in the growth of Indigenous oral traditions, recognizing the crucial nature these
traditions play in the health and success of our community.
● Leadership in Environmental Health and Sustainability
Recognizes individuals or programs who have championed issues of local environmental health and sustainability as a critical component of
southeast Alaska’s Cultural Heritage.
● Excellence in Arts and Cultural Education
Recognizes individuals or programs whose efforts advance the arts and culture in education.
● Business Leadership in the Arts
Recognizes businesses (profit or nonprofit) or individual business leaders whose efforts enhance and sustain the arts in Juneau.
● Innovation in the Arts
Recognizes individuals or programs whose work uses the arts in new and inspirational ways to improve the community.
● Patron of the Arts
Recognizes individuals whose support for the arts has made a significant impact in Juneau's community.
● Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on our community over the span of their life and work.
● Advancement of Community, Equity, and Stewardship by an Elected Official
Honors elected government officials (state or local) who have recognized and spearheaded initiatives of community, equity, and stewardship in their careers.
The 2023 Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards for the Arts Ceremony will be open to the public and held on Thursday, Jul. 27 during the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
This event will be held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center located at 350 Whittier Street in Juneau, Alaska.
Contact the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council by emailing email@example.com or by calling (907) 586-2787.