Arts Alive 2018 Nomination Guidelines

Arts Alive! takes place on Wednesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Summit Artspace. The event honors artists, arts leaders and arts supporters that are nominated by their peers in the community.


Nominations must be postmarked or delivered by May 11, 2018.

Residents of Summit, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark and Medina counties are eligible for nomination.

We encourage nominations to be submitted by email or online. However, the nomination forms may be printed and photocopied for multiple nominations if you’re returning it by mail.

You can nominate more than one person or group in more than one category. All nominations must be on separate forms.

The nominator is responsible for notifying the person being nominated.

Support materials (letters of recommendation, résumés, news articles, photographs, etc.) are strongly encouraged. No audio/visual materials please.

Support materials will not be returned by Summit Artspace, but they can be retrieved from the Summit Artspace office after July 1, 2018.

Past winners are not eligible for nominations. However, in Outreach & Collaboration Project Awards, past winners are eligible for new projects.

Send printed nomination forms and support materials to: Arts Alive Nominations, Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. 2nd Floor, Akron, OH 44308 or email materials as a PDF to


This is not a ballot.

Judging is done by arts and culture professionals and community leaders.

Judges will consider a recipient in each category.

Judges reserve the right to leave a category unawarded or change a category, if applicable.

Duplicate submissions will not increase a nominee’s chance of being awarded recognition.