Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards

Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards 2018-08-09T10:42:11+00:00

Purpose

In partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and the University of Nevada Reno’s College of Liberal Arts – EDAWN will be recognizing local businesses and individuals who have shown outstanding support and engagement with the local arts and culture community. The purpose of the Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards is to encourage businesses to become more actively involved with arts and culture in Reno/Sparks. EDAWN recognizes the importance of having a thriving arts and culture community in order to attract and retain quality companies as well as a qualified workforce.

Important Information

The Arts & Business Luncheon & Awards will take place on September 13, 2018.

Nominations are closed. Go Here to Register! 

EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards – September 13, 2018

Presented in partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation, and the University of Nevada Reno’s College of Liberal Arts.

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive economic impact on the quality of life in the Greater Reno-Sparks region.  EDAWN has created the Arts & Business Luncheon & Awards because EDAWN recognizes the importance of having a thriving arts and culture community to attract and retain quality companies as well as a qualified workforce. As EDAWN continues to add quality jobs to the region, especially those that require innovation and creativity, the community’s support for and investment in arts and culture becomes increasingly valuable. The purpose of the Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards is to encourage businesses to become more actively involved with the arts and culture community in the Greater Reno-Sparks region.

DEFINITION

Awards will be presented to businesses and individuals in Washoe County who have distinguished themselves during the last 5 years through outstanding acts in support of the arts and culture in the City of Reno and Sparks. The “Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards” will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Eldorado Resort Casino/Convention Center.

The awards are intended to honor business support of the arts and cultural programs, not to evaluate the programs themselves. No attempt will be made to assess the artistic or cultural merits of the arts programs supported by the businesses or individuals nominated.

Business-supported arts projects may be in any area of the arts and culture.

*Businesses and Individuals can only win once in a particular category.

Business of the Year Award

This recognition will be given to those businesses which have had the most significant impact on the arts either through a single act of sufficient magnitude or through a variety of activities involving the arts over the last 5 years.

Awards will be given in four categories, by company size according to the number of local employees:

  • Microenterprise – 6 or fewer employees
  • Small Company – 7-49 employees
  • Medium Company – 50-299 employees
  • Large Company – 300 or more employees

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award will be given to a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the City of Reno and Sparks over the last 5 years. Individuals should demonstrate past arts advocacy work, supporting the arts to government entities or direct and measurable fundraising activities.

Lifetime Achievement

Presented to an individual with a long history of leadership in arts and culture, who has played a key role in helping to sustain the infrastructure of support for the arts in the region and in shaping our community’s cultural policy.

Excellence in Arts Business Management  

Presented to a nonprofit arts or cultural organization who has shown exemplary leadership, organizational management, and marketing in the City of Reno and Sparks.

Arts Education Award

The Arts Education Award will be given to an arts educator (K-higher education) that has advanced arts education in the City of Reno and/or Sparks through strategic planning, strong programming, and the engagement of partners to achieve community goals. Educators should demonstrate excellence in arts education through individual effort or partnership with arts organizations – listing projects, curriculum, partners, and longevity in the industry.

Developer Award

The Developer Award will be given to a land developer who has made significant contributions to arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last (5) years by adding art components (created by artists) to their development projects and/or has saved historical and cultural heritage elements in redevelopment projects.

Service Club Award

The Service Club Award will be given to a service club who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last five years. Clubs should demonstrate projects that exceed the standard club activity and/or a project that has made a significant and lasting impact on the community.

Definition of a Service Club: A voluntary non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined firstly by its service mission and secondly its membership benefits, such as social occasions, networking, and personal growth opportunities that encourage involvement. Examples include Rotary, Soroptimist, Lions Clubs, etc.

ELIGIBILITY

The Arts & Business Luncheon & Awards competition is open to business executives and City of Reno and Sparks business firms of all sizes. Only nominated businesses with a completed form will be considered for the Awards.  Business Award Individuals, businesses or representatives from arts organizations may make a nomination. Businesses may nominate themselves for an award. Business foundations which are normally supported by corporate funds and are organized for the purpose of providing philanthropic support are eligible for an award. Health care and educational institutions are also eligible. Nonprofit cultural organizations are only eligible to apply for the Excellence in Arts Business Management.  The judges reserve the right to withhold making an Award or adjusting the category sizes at their discretion.

*Businesses and individuals can only win once in a particular category.

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award will be given to a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the Cities of Reno and Sparks over a sustained period.  To be eligible for a Leadership Award, an individual must be a chairman, vice chairman, president, chief executive officer, owner or principal partner of a business.  Individuals who are employed by tax-exempt, charitable organizations are not eligible. Individuals should demonstrate past arts advocacy work, supporting the arts to government agencies, or direct and measurable fundraising activities.

A business executive may be nominated for the Leadership Award and that individual’s company may also be nominated for a business award.  The judges reserve the right to withhold making an Award or adjusting the category sizes at their discretion.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to a citizen who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the Cities of Reno and Sparks over a sustained period.  Individuals who are employed by tax-exempt, charitable organizations are not eligible.  The judges reserve the right to withhold making an Award or adjusting the category sizes at their discretion.

Excellence in Arts Business Management

Excellence in Arts Business Management will be given to a tax-exempt, charitable arts and/or cultural organization who has shown excellence in organizational management and leadership in the Reno or Sparks communities.  The judges reserve the right to withhold making an Award or adjusting the category sizes at their discretion.

Award selections are made exclusively from the nominations received from this call for nominations.

CRITERIA

The Reno and Sparks Arts & Business award winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing both the business and arts communities of the City of Reno and Sparks. This panel will give primary consideration to:

Business of the Year Award

  • How well a specific project or overall support fostered the arts in Reno and Sparks with attention to innovative or unusual aspects of that support. Measurable results will be helpful.
  • The visibility of these activities including their impact and how the project was initiated.
  • The total involvement of the business including employee participation, in-kind support of professional services or products, and/or inclusion of the arts in the corporate culture.
  • The level of support in relation to the size of the business.

Leadership Award

  • The leadership, vision and commitment demonstrated by the individual in encouraging and developing business partnerships with the arts, as well as his/her efforts to involve individuals within his/her company, other businesses and the community in supporting the arts.
  • The extent to which the business leader has incorporated the arts into his/her company’s business operations and philosophy.
  • The impact of the business leader’s involvement with the arts on his/her business, the arts and the community including how he/she has broadened interest in the arts among the general public.
  • The breadth of the business leader’s long-term efforts and the enduring impact of those efforts.
  • Individuals should demonstrate past arts advocacy work, supporting the arts to government agencies, or direct and measurable fundraising activities.

Lifetime Achievement

  • How has the nominee impacted the Reno and/or Sparks community s/he is involved with?
  • How is the nominee engaging with the community and demonstrating a strong sense of purpose?
  • How has the nominee demonstrated innovative thinking and risk taking to achieve results?
  • What is the nominee’s vision for arts in their community and how are they realizing this goal?

Excellence in Arts Business Management

  • Transformational arts and/or cultural leadership in the community with strategic planning, strong programming, and the engagement of partners to achieve community goals.
  • A track record of innovation in developing arts and business partnerships for the arts and/or long-term achievement in effective and creative techniques to engage the private sector.
  • Illustrated how the organization has made a meaningful contribution to the community.

Arts Education Award

  • Given to an arts educator (K-higher education) that has advanced arts education in the City of Reno and/or Sparks through strategic planning, strong programming, and the engagement of partners to achieve community goals.
  • Educators should demonstrate excellence in arts education through individual effort or partnership with arts organizations – listing projects, curriculum, partners, and longevity in the industry.

Developer Award

  • Given to a land developer who has made significant contributions to arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last (5) years by adding art components (created by artists) to their development projects and/or has saved historical and cultural heritage elements in redevelopment projects.

Service Club Award

  • Given to a service club who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last five.
  • Clubs should demonstrate projects that exceed the standard club activity and/or a project that has made a significant and lasting impact on the community.

Definition of a Service Club: A voluntary non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined firstly by its service mission and secondly its membership benefits, such as social occasions, networking, and personal growth opportunities that encourage involvement. Examples include Rotary, Soroptimist, Lions Clubs, etc.

Save the Date

The EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards presentation will be Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Nominations are due June 15, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the nominations process, please contact:
Sheila Imsdahl, EDAWN: imsdahl@edawn.org or 775-829-3704

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2018 Arts & Business - Business of the Year Award

Individuals, businesses and representatives of arts organizations may nominate a Reno/Sparks business for the Arts & Business Awards 2018. Businesses are also welcome to nominate themselves for an award. To be eligible for consideration, nominations must be based on a company's demonstrated support of the arts in the last 5 years. Please reference the eligibility and nomination criteria for the awards.

All nominations must be received by June 15, 2018.

Save the Date: The EDAWN presentation will be September 13, 2018.

Thank you for your interest. If you need assistance, please contact Sheila Imsdahl at: imsdahl@edawn.org

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Please tell us in as much detail as possible why you are nominating this particular business. Please provide supporting examples to explain why they should receive this award. Please refer to the criteria listed. Businesses nominated by arts organizations may be asked by the NHBCA to provide supplementary information.

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2018 Arts & Business - Individual Awards Nomination Form

The Leadership Award

The Leadership Award will be given to a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the Cities of Reno and Sparks over a sustained period. To be eligible for a Leadership Award, an individual must be a chairman, vice chairman, president, chief executive officer, owner or principal partner of a business. Individuals who are employed by tax-exempt, charitable organizations are not eligible. A business executive may be nominated for the Leadership Award and that individual’s company may also be nominated for a business award. The judges reserve the right to withhold making an Award or adjusting the category sizes at their discretion. Individuals should demonstrate past arts advocacy work, supporting the arts to government entities or direct and measurable fundraising activities.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to a citizen who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the Cities of Reno and Sparks over a sustained period. Individuals who are employed by tax-exempt, charitable organizations are not eligible.

Excellence in Arts Business Management

Excellence in Arts Business Management will be given to a tax-exempt, charitable arts and/or cultural organization who has shown excellence in organizational management and leadership in the Reno or Sparks communities.

Arts Education Award

The Arts Education Award will be given to an arts educator (K-higher education) that has advanced arts education in the City of Reno and/or Sparks through strategic planning, strong programming, and the engagement of partners to achieve community goals. Educators should demonstrate excellence in arts education through individual effort or partnership with arts organizations – listing projects, curriculum, partners, and longevity in the industry.

Developer Award

The Developer Award will be given to a land developer who has made significant contributions to arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last (5) years by adding art components (created by artists) to their development projects and/or has saved historical and cultural heritage elements in redevelopment projects.

Service Club Award

The Service Club Award will be given to a service club who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in the City of Reno and/or City of Sparks in the last five years. Clubs should demonstrate projects that exceed the standard club activity and/or a project that has made a significant and lasting impact on the community.