2020 Arts and Culture Awards Lunch
Tuesday, April 7. 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM // Double Tree Hotel
Nominations are open to the public each year. Award recipients are chosen from among the nominees in each category by the selection committee, which includes members of the Arts Missoula board of directors. The panel may decide to not give an award in a particular category if the ranking of the nominees does not merit the award.
The winners of the Arts Missoula Awards and their nominators are notified in early March. Recipients will be honored at the Arts Missoula Awards Luncheon and will be asked to release photos and other information for presentations and publicity.
Nominations must be received by February 12, 2020.
Individual Artist – Given to an artist who has shown exceptional achievement in music, visual art, dance, film/video, theater, performance art, choreography or music composition.
Arts Educator – Given to a dedicated educator (K-University level) who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.
Business Support for the Arts – Given to a business that has provided long-term support to Missoula arts and cultural organizations
Cultural Vision – Given to an organization, group or individual who has developed a special project or program that demonstrates unique cultural or artistic vision.
Cultural Ambassador – Given to an individual or couple who have supported Missoula’s arts community or helped to advance cultural diplomacy through volunteer, administrative, philanthropic, professional, or legislative efforts.
OR, if you have difficulties with the nomination form through the link above, you can simply email your nomination to Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
- Nominee’s name, phone # and email.
- Award for which they are being nominated.
- Brief description of their artistic background, accomplishments, and why you personally believe they are a great candidate for this award.
Saluting the Arts in Missoula
Arts Missoula is seeking nominations for the 21st Annual Missoula Arts & Culture Awards program. Established in 1999, these awards demonstrate the importance of the arts as they relate to Missoula’s quality of life by honoring those who have made significant contributions to the arts community. Individuals and businesses may be nominated in five separate categories: Cultural Ambassador, Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, and Cultural Vision.
Past Award Recipients
2019 Cultural Ambassador: Mark Thane
2019 Individual Artist: Corwin “Corky” Clairmont
2019 Arts Educator: Matt Loehrke
2019 Business Support for the Arts: Kimberley Roth / Merrill Lynch
2019 Cultural Vision: Marc Moss
2018 Cultural Achievement: Sharon Snavely
2018 Individual Artist: James Lee Burke
2018 Arts Educator: H. Rafael Chacon
2018 Business Support for the Arts: Montana Public Radio
2018 Cultural Vision: Charlene Campbell Carey
2017 Cultural Achievement: Stephen Glueckert
2017 Cultural Vision: Roxy Theater
2017 Arts Educator: Karen Callen
2017 Business Support for the Arts: Downtown Missoula Partnership
2017 Individual Artist: Chuck Florence
2016 Cultural Achievement: John Driscoll
2016 Cultural Vision: Clay Studio of Missoula
2016 Arts Educator: Dorothy Morrison
2016 Business Support for the Arts: Flanagan Motors
2016 Individual Artist: Kendahl Jan Jubb
2015 Cultural Achievement: William Marcus
2015 Individual Artist: Stephen Kalm
2015 Arts Educator: Karen Kaufman
2015 Business Support for the Arts: Heather Adams, Downtown Dance Collective
2015 Cultural Vision: Michael McGill, MCT Inc.
2014 Cultural Achievement: Cathy Capps
2014 Individual Artist: Beth Lo
2014 Arts Educator: Tarn Ream & Lisa Deer
2014 Business Support for the Arts: Missoula Federal Credit Union
2014 Cultural Vision: Joel Baird, MCAT
2013 Cultural Achievement: Carol Stovall
2013 Individual Artist: Darko Butorac
2013 Arts Educator: Mohan Kartha
2013 Business Support for the Arts: The Good Food Store
2013 Cultural Vision: Kim Anderson
2012 Cultural Achievement: Herb Swick
2012 Individual Artist: David Horgan
2012 Arts Educator: Carla Getz
2012 Business Support for the Arts: Crossings Collaboration
2012 Cultural Vision: Greg Johnson
2011 Cultural Achievement: Jim & Marci Valeo
2011 Individual Artist: Michael Marsolek
2011 Arts Educator: Dean Peterson
2011 Business Support for the Arts: 103.3 The Trail
2011 Cultural Vision: International Choral Festival
2010 Cultural Achievement: Bruce Micklus, and Don & Pat Simmons
2010 Business Support for the Arts: First Security Bank
2010 Cultural Program of the Year: Amy Martin, Y Music
2009 Cultural Achievement: James Todd and Pat Williams
2009 Business Support for the Arts: The Missoulian
2008 Cultural Achievement: Tom & Ann Boone and Ray & Susie Risho
2008 Business Support for the Arts: Advanced Litho Printing
2007 Cultural Achievement: Lance Boyd, William Kittredge, Jodi Marshall and Laura Millin
2007 Business Support for the Arts: Dana Gallery and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
2006 Cultural Achievement: Alayne Dolson, Joseph Henry and Geoff Sutton
2006 Business Support for the Arts: Allegra Print and Imaging and A.L.P.S.
2005 Cultural Achievement: Eugene Andrie, Dana Boussard, Juliette Crump and Annick Smith
2005 Business Support for the Arts: Dollar Rent-a-Car and Gateway Printing
2003 Honorees (Awarded January 2004)
2003 Cultural Achievement: Geoff Badenoch, Sheryl Noethe, Rudy Autio and Gerald Doty
2003 Business Support for the Arts: Southgate Mall and Rockin’ Rudy’s
2002 Cultural Achievement: John & Sue Talbot, Theresa Cox, James Welch and Barbara Theroux
2000 Cultural Achievement: Terry Conrad, Don Carey, Jim Caron and Monte Dolack
1999 Cultural Achievement: Jo-Anne Mussulman, Joseph Mussulman and David Nelson