2022 Arts United Awards nominees announced

Arts United Awards

Today, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne announced the winners of their 2020 Arts United Awards.

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne news release:

2022 Arts United awards nominees announced

Fort Wayne, Indiana (November 23, 2021) – The 2020 Arts United Awards, presented by Ruoff Mortgage, is Northeast Indiana’s premier celebration of the people, organizations, and businesses that make significant contributions through arts and culture to communities throughout the 12-county region of Northeast Indiana that includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

The 2022 Arts United Award nominees are:

  • Abby Leon
  • Adrian Curry
  • AiJaye Crowder
  • Amy Ford
  • Andy Planck
  • Ben Clemmer
  • Bonnie Andrews
  • Bryan Ballinger
  • Camille Curry
  • Campbell MacDonald
  • Carolyn Meyer
  • Chris Ford
  • Circus Hall of Fame
  • Condra Ridley
  • Elaina Robbins
  • Elise Ramel
  • First Presbyterian Theatre cast of “The Wolves”
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Fort Wayne Sister Cities
  • Foundation One
  • Green Hair Revolution
  • Greg Mendez
  • Heartland Sings
  • James Stover
  • Jennifer Beineke
  • Jomare Bowers-Mizzell
  • Karissa Kalb
  • Kelly Updike
  • Kip Bailey
  • Leah Reeder
  • Lee Rainboth
  • Mandie Kolkman
  • Mary Fink
  • Michael Johnson
  • Michael Patterson
  • Mindy Cox
  • Science Central Education Team
  • Sheila Moore
  • Todd Frymier
  • Tyrone Cato
  • Warren Theatre Guild
  • Zynette Paige

The 2022 Awards will specifically highlight:

  • IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) – Recognizing individuals, teams, and organizations that demonstrate significant work in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access.
  • Innovation, Creativity, and/or Artistry – Recognizing individuals, teams, and organizations that contribute to the communities of Northeast Indiana in ways that are especially innovative and/or creative, as well as those who demonstrate exceptional artistry within their medium of art.
  • Leadership – Recognizing individuals, teams, and/or organizations that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, advocacy, philanthropy, or volunteerism.
  • Arts Education and Community Engagement – Recognizing individuals, teams, and/or organizations that make an exceptional contribution to the people they serve through arts or cultural programming.

Follow Arts United on Facebook and Instagram as we feature nominees and their accomplishments leading up the event celebration on January 22, 2022. For more information about the Arts United Awards, visit artsunited.org/advocacy/awards.


About Arts United
Arts United is a private, nonprofit local arts agency that serves Northeast Indiana through arts advocacy and promotion, fundraising and grantmaking, back-office business support, community and economic development, and Arts Campus Fort Wayne coordination. Arts United’s mission is to mobilize resources to develop, coordinate, and support arts and culture, enhancing the quality of life and the economic vitality of Northeast Indiana.

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