Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts

All nominations must be received by 5 PM, February 12th.

Presentation of the 2018 Awards

Thursday, March 15

Reception – 6 PM

Presentation of Awards – 7 PM

Augustana University Humanities Center

This event is free and open to the public.

The public is invited to nominate candidates for awards in the following categories:

I. Individual Excellence Awards for Artists (Three individual awards in any arts discipline)
Recognizes individual performing, music, visual or literary artists whose contributions have raised the bar in their artistic specialty, made an impact on the professional development of other artists or forged new paths in connecting their work to the community.

II. Forward Arts Award
Honors an organization or business which has helped move education, creation or awareness of the arts forward in our community.

III. Innovative Project Award
Recognizes a project characterized by meaningful partnerships between or among private businesses, public bodies, individual artists, and organizations. This award seeks to recognize partnerships that created a new way for the community at large to experience the arts.

IV. Charlotte Carver Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Named for the first Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council and a long-time advocate and friend of the arts in Sioux Falls, this award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated an enduring, long-term dedication to the arts.

Nominations accepted through 5pm on Feb. 12, 2018
Ceremony and Reception:
March 15, 2017 6 to 8 PM
Augustana University Humanities Center

For more information, call the Sioux Falls Arts Council at 605.271.6696.

Your information if the selection committee needs to reach out with any questions regarding this nomination:

2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

(Click here to see a history of winners from 1999-2014.)


Individual Excellence in Visual Arts 

Joan Swenson

Individual Excellence in Performing Arts 

Delta David Gier

Individual Excellence in Literary Arts

Chris Browne

Organizational Achievement in the Arts

Eastbank Art Gallery

Charlotte Carver Award for Achievement in the Arts 

Sheila Agee