3/10/2021 9:15:00 AM

Celebration of the Arts awards postponed until 2022

Celebration of the Arts awards postponed until 2022

Council on the Arts reschedules biennial event due to ongoing pandemic

(March 10, 2021) Alabama State Council on the Arts is postponing the biennial Celebration of the Arts awards ceremony until 2022 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled for May 19, 2021, the ceremony will take place on May 18, 2022, at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.

The Celebration of the Arts award program shines a spotlight on the arts in Alabama and on individuals who make significant and impactful contributions to our state’s rich cultural landscape. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inhibited the Council’s ability to safely and adequately plan and execute the high standards associated with this event.

“While we are disappointed that the Celebration of the Arts awards will not be on our events calendar this spring, we have concluded that the responsible course of action is to postpone until next year,” said Dr. Elliot Knight, Executive Director of the Council. “Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that our attendees and honorees expect and deserve in a safe environment.”

For more information about the Alabama State Council on the Arts, please visit arts.alabama.gov.


About Alabama State Council on the Arts

The Council on the Arts is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Alabama. The Council works to expand and preserve the state's cultural resources by supporting nonprofit arts organizations, schools, colleges, units of local government, and individual artists. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism, and overall quality of life in all regions of the state. The Alabama State Council on the Arts receives an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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