The total contribution or body of work of the nominee and the effect this effort has produced on the cultural climate of the city, region and/or state of Missouri are the primary criteria utilized in the selection of the award recipients.
Nominees must be current Missouri residents or a Missouri-based organization or community. Nominees in the Philanthropic category may be a non-Missouri residents but their philanthropy being honored must benefit a nonprofit Missouri arts organization. We welcome self-nominations.
Past Missouri Arts Awards recipients are not eligible to be nominated. Review the list of prior award recipients to make sure your nominee hasn’t already been honored. (Missouri Arts Council board members and staff and the selection committee and their families are also not eligible.)
Submit a Nomination
Nominations and support materials are submitted online.
1. Contact information for both nominee and nominator (including name, address, city, state, zip, email and phone number).
2. The category in which they are nominated.
3. The significance and/or magnitude of the nominee’s contribution to the arts. The populations served and recognition brought by virtue of the nominee’s achievements.
4. The length of time and/or intensity of the activity dedicated to the arts.
Nominators may include additional materials, for example, resume, support letters, and news clippings, to illustrate the nominee’s contribution to the arts. All supplemental materials must be submitted as PDF files. The maximum length is 14 pages (which equals seven double-sided sheets).
Nominators may submit multiple nominations. In case of multiple categories for the same nominee, please submit a separate nomination form, narrative, and supplemental materials for each category. Ensure that the narrative and supplemental materials are tailored for each category.
The honorees are selected by an independent panel of distinguished representatives of Missouri’s arts community. The selection of the panel members ensures statewide representation. The designated panel reserves the right to close an award category if nominations do not meet specified criteria.
For More Information
Contact Virginia Sanders, Missouri Arts Awards coordinator, at 314-340-6851, TDD 800-735-2966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.