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33rd Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts Call for Nominations 

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Mayor's Awards for the Arts, presented by Mayor John Josendale and the Allied Arts Council.  

The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts are designed to honor and celebrate people and organizations that contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and/or increase access to arts experiences in St. Joseph, Missouri.  We are seeking nominations for artists, arts organizations, advocates, educators, and corporate citizens that contribute to the arts. A panel of arts leaders from across the state selects the award recipients.

Download the nomination form.

The Mayor and Terri Modlin giving Alison Schieber the Mayor’s Awards for Arts Volunteer.

“St. Joseph is known for its outstanding programs of visual and performing arts, arts education, and advocacy, and as mayor, I am pleased to continue the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, which recognize arts leaders in our community who work to bring arts and people together,” said Josendale.

Mayor’s Awards Categories

  • Artist of the Year –  recognizes an established individual artist (in any discipline) for artistic excellence
  • Arts Educator of the Year –  recognizes an outstanding contribution to arts education instructor at the K-12 or postsecondary level
  • Youth Artist –  recognizes artist 19 years of age or under who has demonstrated talent and achievement in one or more artistic disciplines
  • Achievement in the Arts –  recognizes an organization or business that excels in supporting and/or enhancing the arts through contributions of time, talent or funding
  • Individual Leadership –  recognizes an individual, business, or civic leader who has greatly contributed to one or more arts or cultural organizations
  • Outstanding Volunteer –  recognizes contributions to one or more arts organizations within the past year

2023 Award Recipients:

Artist of the Year: Kathleen Holeman

Arts Educator: Bob Long

Arts Volunteer: Alison Schieber

Individual Leadership: Patrick Dare

Organizational Achievement in the Arts: St. Joseph Arts Academy

Youth Artist: Corban Springs

  • St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Provides financial support to the Arts Council.

  • The Allied Arts Council is the City's official arts agency.