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Annually recognizing outstanding efforts that impact and strengthen the arts in central Illinois!

Each year ArtsPartners names an ArtsPartner of the Year. This award recognizes exemplary support and service to the local arts which has ultimately resulted in a stronger and more vital cultural arts environment in the Peoria area.   We announce our ArtsPartner of the Year winner at our Annual Meeting held each fall at The Waterhouse in the Maxam Building.   When nominating a candidate, consider the length and breadth of involvement in the arts as well as the impact the candidate’s actions has had on local arts here in the Peoria area. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in the areas of advocacy, education, professional service, volunteer service, or funding of the arts. The nominee does not have to be an artist. The nominee can be an entity, such as a corporation or municipal body.

Nominations for the 2019 ArtsPartner of the Year are now open. Nominations close September 30th, 2019.

Past Winners