Nominations open for 29th Mayor’s Arts Awards

Who are the top artists and arts organizations of 2016 in the Dearborn area?

Help the Dearborn Community Arts Council honor them by nominating an individual or organization for the Mayor's Arts Awards!

Awards are presented annually in the following categories:

The Artist/Performer Award: To be given to a fine arts artist or performing artist from the greater Dearborn community who has consistently made an impact in his or her artistic discipline.
The Arts Educator Award:  To be given to an arts educator from the greater Dearborn community who has provided students with exemplary educational opportunities and has shown the importance of the arts through example.
The Mayor's Award: To be given to a citizen who has achieved prominence in the arts through support or performance. Dearborn Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr. selects this honoree from those submitted for his consideration.
The Patron Award: To be given to individuals, businesses or corporations that have supported excellence in the arts by contributing to an arts organization or to the greater Dearborn arts community.
The Organization Award: To be given to an arts organization recognized for outstanding contributions to the advancement and support of the arts in the greater Dearborn community.
The Volunteer Award: To be given to an individual who, through his or her volunteerism, has demonstrated significant accomplishment in advancing and supporting the arts in the greater Dearborn community.

Nominations are due by Feb. 24, 2017. Nominations can be made online using the form below, or by submitting a printed MAA nomination form.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in “Studio A in Dearborn’s Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. The evening includes the awards presentation, as well as performances by local artists. A reception will follow.

Click here for more information on past Mayor's Arts Awards honorees. 

Mayor's Arts Awards Nominations

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Nominations must include:

  1. The completed nomination form.
  2. A written statement explaining why they feel the candidate should be considered.
  3. A biography of the candidate or organization and/or a resume listing artistic achievements and contributions.

To send attachments to your nomination, please email DCAC Director Ralph Valdez at