Business Council for the Arts Accepting Nominations for 2012 Obelisk Awards

2011 Obelisk Awards Designed by David Hickman - Photo by NTBCA.org

Business Council for the Arts, an organization that fosters strategic corporate investment in the arts & culture of Dallas, is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Obelisk Awards through Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.  The Obelisk Awards, established in 1989, publicly recognize and honor businesses and business leaders in North Texas whose support has had significant impact on the region’s arts and cultural growth.

Obelisk Awards - Photo by NTBCA.org

Obelisk Awards will be awarded to businesses in the following categories: New Initiatives, Arts Education, Arts Partnership, and to an individual business professional for Arts Leadership. Nomination forms are available at Obelisk Award Nomination. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.

The award competition is open to companies headquartered in the United States or abroad that have supported one or more nonprofit cultural organizations in North Texas.  An independent panel of judges will select the winners based on the information submitted.

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Obelisk Awards Luncheon will be held on November 1, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Nomination Categories

New Initiatives Award
The New Initiatives Award recognizes businesses for a new initiative with a single focus that benefits one or more North Texas arts and cultural organizations. This award is applicable to programs initiated within the last three years. Given in the following categories: Small Business, Midsize Business, and Large Business.

Arts Partnership Award
The Arts Partnership Award recognizes businesses that have demonstrated leadership and provided outstanding overall support for at least three years to one or more North Texas arts and cultural organizations. To be eligible, a business must have supported the arts continuously since 2009 (or earlier) and must presently support the arts. Given in the following categories: Small Business, Midsize Business, and Large Business.

Arts Education Award
The Arts Education Award recognizes outstanding business support for arts education programs supplementing and enhancing the core curriculum of North Texas schools.  Given to one company only.

Leadership Award
The Leadership Award recognizes exceptional long-term leadership, vision and commitment in the cultural sector by a business professional. To be eligible, a nominee must be a chairman, vice chairman, president, chief executive officer, owner or principal partner of a business.

Who: Business Council for the Arts
What: Accepting Nominations for the 2012 Obelisk Awards
When: Nominations due by Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.
Where: Nomination Form

About Business Council for the Arts:

Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating partnerships between businesses and cultural institutions in North Texas. BCA serves as the united voice of business leaders who believe that economic prosperity, quality of life and cultural excellence are interdependent.

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