2021 Obelisk Award Co-Chairs Rebecca and Philip Silvestri have just announced details about nominations for the annual Business Council for the Arts (BCA) virtual fundraiser on Wednesday, November 17.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following seven categories:
- Business Champion for the Arts,
- Arts Education,
- Distinguished Cultural Organization,
- Arts Partnerships,
- Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader,
- New Initiatives, and
- Outstanding Leadership Arts Institute Alumnus
You can either submit your nomination(s) online or by mailing it/them to Business Council for the Arts, c/o Obelisk 2021 Co-Chairs, 8687 N. Central Expy., Suite 2131, Dallas, TX 75225. Deadline for the submissions is Friday, May 28.
According to BCA CEO Katherine Wagner, “This is a year to truly celebrate the importance of arts and culture to our region, and to applaud those whose contributions are foundational in keeping this sector healthy.”
Since 1989 the presentation of the Obelisk Award has recognized people and organizations that have shown extraordinary support of North Texas arts and culture. It might be interesting to note that according to the 2017 Arts and Economic Prosperity Report 5 by Americans for the Arts with BCA, the arts and cultural groups of North Texas employ some 52,000 individuals, translating to “$1.5B in economic impact including salaries and taxes paid to both local and state governments.” That is why the pandemic’s impact on the various programs this past years has been debilitating for both individuals and the area’s economy.
* Graphic/photo courtesy of Business Council of the Arts