Exceptional and Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education Awards
An individual and an organization each receive a cash award to recognize significant contributions to arts education.
The 2018 event was made possible by a partnership among:
- School Board of Broward County
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Jodi & Paul Tanner
- Broward Cultural Council
- and other generous sponsors.
For more than 30 years, Broward Cultural Division, the
School Board of Broward County, Florida, the Broward Center for the Performing
Arts and other generous private sector donors have called attention to the
importance of arts education in Broward County schools.
ArtsEd Forever! is an advocacy, awareness and recognition
program that highlights best practices in schools and communities. Each year, a
culminating event and reception is held at the Broward Center for the
Performing Arts. It features exhibitions and performances by student and
professional artists, along with presentations of cash awards to educators,
schools and organizations for their exemplary service.
Awards to Educators, Schools and Organizations
Arts Teacher of the Year
One (1) Arts Teacher of the Year Award, and two (2)
Finalist Awards are presented for each artistic discipline, (dance, music,
theater and visual arts). Each recipient of the Arts Teacher of the Year Award
receives a $3,000 cash award and a $500 cash contribution to their arts program
at their school. Each finalist receives
a $1,000 cash award.
Eligible are teachers from public, charter and private
schools, whose primary assignment is in an arts discipline, including dance,
drama, music, visual arts, literary, and media arts (photography, film, and
video); preference is given to arts teachers who are certified in the arts
discipline they teach. Awards are
presented at the annual ArtsEd Forever! event.
Deadline to Apply was
Friday February 16, 11:59 pm.
Teaching Artist of the Year
“A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist
with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages
people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.” Eric Booth.
One (1) Teaching Artist of the Year Award, and two (2)
Finalist Awards are presented. The recipient of the Teaching Artist of the Year
Award receives a $3,000 cash award. Each
finalist receives a $1,000 cash award. Awards are presented at the annual
ArtsEd Forever! event.
Deadline to Apply was Friday March 16, 2018, 11:59pm
Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education
Two (2) awards are presented under this category, one (1)
to an individual, and the other to an organization. Candidates are nominated by members of the
community. Recipients demonstrate
significant, on-going contributions to arts education in Broward County in many
different ways: originality of contributions; awareness and advocacy efforts to
further educate teachers, students and/or community; and use of arts resources
that extend into the community and state levels. Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash
award. Awards are presented at the
annual ArtsEd Forever! event.
Deadline to Nominate an Individual or Organization was March 30th, 2018, 11:59 pm.