Nominations

Nomination Guidelines

Note to the Art Star Award Nominator: 

The panelists who will review the nominations are selected because of their involvement and knowledge of the county’s arts scene.  However, because this is a countywide award, the panelists might not be personally acquainted with your nominee.  Therefore, to strengthen your nomination, assume that your job is to make a compelling case for your nominee to a stranger.

Deadline: Completed nomination form and supporting materials must be received in the Ventura County Arts Council office by 5:00pm on the deadline date.

 

The strongest nominations will:

Introduce your nominee by focusing on the specific activities that qualify them for an award

  • Focus on the activities of the last three years
  • Include one page letters of support from 2-3 different knowledgeable persons
  • Include a maximum of five pages of supporting information (newspaper clippings, programs,brochures, bio, etc.)

Art StarAward Categories*(Select one):

BUSINESS The county business or corporation that has best demonstrated an understanding that supporting the arts is a contribution to a more vibrant community or has best used the arts to promote Ventura County’s Cultural Tourism

COUNTY PUBLIC AGENCY: The government or special district entity that has best promoted and supported the arts because they recognize the benefits of a flourishing creative community.

NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION:  The nonprofit arts organization that has best demonstrated how the arts serve both the community and local artists, or has attained national recognition in the arts and thereby brought national recognition to Ventura County.

SALVADOR BRAVO ARTIST IN COMMUNITY SERVICE: The individual artist that has best demonstrated service to the arts community by using his/her gifts and talents for the good of the entire community.

ARTS PHILANTHROPIST (2 categories, select one): Organization/Foundation – The philanthropic organization that has best demonstrated the knowledge that supporting arts education, local artists, and local arts organizations creates a permanent legacy in the community.  Individual/Family – The Individual/Family that has best demonstrated the knowledge that supporting arts education, local artists, and local arts organizations creates a permanent legacy in the community

ARTS EDUCATION: the individual, organization, or school that has best demonstrated leadership in bringing arts education into the classroom.

YOUNG Arts LEADER Serving the Community:  The individual, who though under 25, is already making an impact in the community through their leadership and commitment to the arts.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION: The individual or organization who has attained national recognition in the arts and thereby brought national recognition to Ventura County

 

* Based on the submission of compelling nominations all awards may not be presented every year 

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