You are encouraged to submit nominations for any of the Council's Awards. The Awards Presentations are held in alternating years. The next presentations are scheduled for 2013 and 2015 in Montgomery.
Nominations for 2013 Arts Awards recipients are now being accepted. Nominations close on Monday, December 3, 2012. The brochure and nominations form can be opened by clicking here. Nominations can be mailed or Faxed according to the info contained on the form.
The Jonnie Dee Little Lifetime Achievement Award represents recognition by the Council for one who has devoted a lifetime of energy, service, and contributions to the arts in Alabama. The award is named after a past Council Member Dr. Jonnie Dee Little who exemplified the spirit of this award in every respect.
The Distinguished Artist Award is recognition by the Council to a professional artist who is considered a native or adopted son of Alabama and who has earned significant national acclaim for their art over an extended period.
The Alabama Folk Heritage Award was established to recognize master folk artists who have made outstanding contributions to their particular artistic tradition. The award is intended to honor long-term achievement within art forms that are rooted in the traditional or ethnic culture of Alabama.
For additional information on the Alabama Folk Heritage Award recipients, visit the Folklife Section. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page.
The Special Council Legacy Award recognizes individuals who make unique contributions for the public arena that will have a lasting import on future generations in Alabama and beyond.