of the Arts awards postponed until 2022
on the Arts reschedules biennial event due to ongoing pandemic
Ala., (March 10,
2021) — Alabama State Council on the Arts is postponing the
biennial Celebration of the Arts awards ceremony until 2022 due to the
ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled for May 19, 2021, the ceremony
will take place on May 18, 2022, at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.
The Celebration of the
Arts award program shines a spotlight on the arts in Alabama and on
individuals who make significant and impactful contributions to our state’s
rich cultural landscape. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inhibited the Council’s
ability to safely and adequately plan and execute the high standards associated
with this event.
“While we are disappointed that the Celebration of the Arts
awards will not be on our events calendar this spring, we have concluded that
the responsible course of action is to postpone until next year,” said Dr. Elliot Knight, Executive
Director of the Council. “Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the
experience that our attendees and honorees expect and deserve in a safe
For more information about the
Alabama State Council on the Arts, please visit arts.alabama.gov.
State Council on the Arts
The Council on the Arts is the official state
agency for the support and development of the arts in Alabama. The Council
works to expand and preserve the state’s cultural resources by supporting
nonprofit arts organizations, schools, colleges, units of local government, and
individual artists. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track
record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism, and
overall quality of life in all regions of the state. The Alabama State Council
on the Arts receives an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and
additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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