The Marion Cultural Alliance is now accepting nominations for its annual Arts Awards.
In its seventh year, the MCA Arts Awards will honor individuals and organizations for their positive impact on the arts in the local community. The awards are split into the following categories:
- Education Award: Recognizes an arts educator who utilizes the arts as a tool for achieving excellence.
- Vision Award: Recognizes an individual or organization in Ocala/Marion County for their outstanding advocacy of the arts.
- Service Award: Recognizes an exceptional individual or organization for dedicated volunteerism in the arts and contribution to the arts community.
The awards are open to Ocala/Marion County arts for profit or nonprofit organizations, city, county, schools, arts organization volunteers, and arts enthusiasts in Ocala/Marion County.
According to MCA, the nominations for these awards will be evaluated based on each nominee’s level of excellence in advocacy for the arts, promotion of the arts, and support of the arts.
Online nomination forms can be found on the MCA’s Arts Awards Nomination webpage. All nominations must be received by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 12.
The award winners will be announced at the 15th Annual Applaud the Arts event, which will be held on Saturday, October 8 at the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street in Ocala).
For more information, please contact Jaye Baillie (MCA Executive Director) at 352-369-1500, or visit the Marion Cultural Alliance webpage.