Awards in the Arts Winners Announced
The Fund for the Arts, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs announced the winners of the Awards in the Arts. The artists and arts organizations will be recognized with an awards ceremony and VIP reception at the Churchill Downs Stakes Room on Saturday, April 30th.
The Award winners are as follows
The Republic Bank Foundation Arts Impact Award – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The Bittners Arts Innovation Award – Teddy Abrams
The Yum! Brands Foundation Arts Education Award – StageOne Family Theatre
Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award – Edward Hamilton
The University of Louisville Emerging Leader in the Arts Award – Jecorey “1200” Arthur
National Award in the Arts – To Be Announced
Louisville’s inaugural Awards in the Arts presented by Brown-Forman & Delta Dental of Kentucky was established to celebrate the extraordinary arts community in the Greater Louisville region and the arts tremendous contribution to our unique cultural landscape and quality of place. The breadth and diversity of Louisville’s arts community makes it the energetic, creative and livable city that it is. It also helps drive economic development, as companies want to locate in communities that have an active and varied arts community for employees and families to enjoy. Fund for the Arts, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs partnered to celebrate the artists themselves, their talent and passion, to create, produce and present transformative and inspiring works of arts, in and for our community. Award recipients were celebrated by 750+ guests in the newly renovated Stakes Room and by thousands of horse racing fans throughout Opening Night.