Mayor’s Arts Awards


The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC), in conjunction with the City of Muncie, would like to announce the Inaugural Mayor’s Arts Awards to be presented September 30, 2015.  The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. Nominations are now closed.

“Muncie has a rich cultural heritage, and we want to honor and support the artists, educators, organizations and leaders who represent the very best of our thriving and diverse arts community,” said Sherri Contos, Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council.

Mayor Dennis Tyler stated, “Muncie’s arts, entertainment and creative industries help to define us as a community. We are fortunate to have an organization like the Muncie Arts and Culture Council to facilitate and nurture participation in the arts because it improves the quality of life for all members of our community, contributing to our sustainability and helping to make Muncie a better place to live, visit, work and play.”

Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 Mayors Arts Awards is Old National Bank.  “Old National Bank has a history of giving back to the community.  Art has a way of impacting people in a positive way and this positive impact on people will in turn positively impact our community.  We are honored to be part of this inaugural event to celebrate the arts.” – Jeff Howe, President of Old National Bank’s Northeast Region.

Nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2015. Preference will be given to individuals and organizations residing or working in Muncie/Delaware County. This year’s awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Arts Advocate
  • Arts Leader
  • Arts Educator
  • Corporate Arts Award
  • Artist in the Community
  • Next Generation Artist
  • Muncie Maker Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations will be reviewed and awardees selected by a panel of community members, including representatives from the arts and business worlds. Awardees will be honored at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Reception, September 30, 2015 at Minnetrista.


** The 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards are being made possible through support from the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, the City of Muncie, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the Indiana Arts Commission with Presenting Sponsor, Old National Bank; VIP Sponsor, AEP Indiana Michigan Power; and Media Sponsor, WERK.

Presenting Sponsor

Old National Bank

VIP Sponsor


Media Sponsor





Generous funding provided by:

Community Foundation