The Arts Awards, presented
every December by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, honors
the artistic excellence and outstanding achievements of visual,
performing and literary artists, arts organizations, architects,
arts educators, advocates and administrators whose contributions
enable the arts to thrive in the region.
2012 ARTS AWARDS
This year’s Arts Awards recognize those who go “Against the Grain,” taking creative risks and standing out from the crowd. We praise those who have the courage to question “business as usual” and admire endeavors that elicit change and spark inspired conversations. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven will host its annual Arts
Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 7, 2012,
at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788 for more information.
2012 Arts Awards Recipients
John Cavaliere elicited change, transforming a decrepit auto repair shop in Westville back to its original vaudeville theatre grandeur. With his unique vision, he has become host to a vibrant community gathering place and performing arts venue.
Filmmaker Stephen Dest takes creative risks, inspiring and directing local actors and artists to portray his stories. His lasting impressions of New Haven are produced against the norm of “Hollywood glitter.”
Standing out from the crowd, Ruth M. Feldman has been successful in her efforts to improve audience participation, encouraging, engaging and expanding accessibility for youth, adults and especially the hearing and visually disabled. Her impact has been profound.
Helen Kauder’s exceptional ideas, resourcefulness and dogged determination have pushed the boundaries, literally and figuratively, to revitalize the arts landscape. Certainly, New Haven and its residents have benefitted tremendously.
For three years now, New England Ballet Company's Adaptive Nutcracker with dancers from the Milford Recreation Department's Merry Musical Theater program has courageously adapted the beloved ballet to include special needs children in their performance. Blossomed from a powerful concept, their collective endeavor is remarkable.
C. Newton Schenck III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts: Words can barely describe the impact, influence, and respect Carol Ross has had in the arts community. A dedicated educator, steadfast leader, ardent music enthusiast, she has not only contributed sagely but has collaborated across fields to the great benefit of all of us.
2008 Arts Awards
2009 Arts Awards
2010 Arts Awards
2011 Arts Awards