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Arts Council Awards Program

Boston College

Since 1999, the Boston College Arts Council has presented several student awards and a faculty award each year, recognizing the accomplishments of students and faculty in their artistic disciplines. The Arts Council also established an Alumni Award to recognize post-graduate achievement in an artistic discipline and serve as an inspiration for the aspiring young artists in our programs. The awards are presented at a ceremony during the annual spring Arts Festival. Past recipients of the program are listed at www.bc.edu/artsawards

The Boston College Arts Council Executive Committee is composed of 10 faculty and administrators from across the University, representing the University‚Äôs various arts disciplines. Five subcommittees advise the Executive Committee, including the Awards subcommittee, led by English department faculty member Andrew Sofer. The Arts Council is led by Chair, Crystal Tiala (Associate Professor of Theatre) and supported by Program Administrator, Sarah McDermott. 

Alumni Award Criteria

Faculty Award Criteria

Student Award Criteria

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Alumni Award

Criteria

The Boston College Arts Council recognizes alumni who have achieved a level of distinction in their artistic professions.

  • Candidates must be working professionals in the performing, visual, or literary arts, or related disciplines.
  • Candidates should have received public recognition for outstanding contributions to their art form.
Nomination Process

Members of the Boston College community may nominate alumni for recognition, including faculty, staff, and alumni.

  1. The nomination window for the 2014 Alumni Award is now closed.
  2. A subcommittee of the Arts Council will consider, evaluate, and select the award recipient.

 

Faculty Award

Criteria

The Boston College Arts Council recognizes faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts at Boston College through scholarship, the presentation of artistic work, teaching, and/or community engagement. 

  • Candidates can be full or part time faculty and University staff/administrators.
  • Candidates may receive the award only once for an ongoing contribution.
Nomination Process

Nominators may be faculty or staff members who know the work of the candidate well.

  1. The nomination window for the 2014 Faculty Award is now closed.
  2. A subcommittee of the Arts Council will consider, evaluate, and select the award recipient.

 

Student Awards

Criteria

The Boston College Arts Council recognizes students who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts by fostering, expanding or participating in the arts on campus or in the community. 

  • Candidates become eligible in their sophomore year.
  • Candidates may receive the award only once for an ongoing contribution.
Nomination Process

Nominators may be faculty or staff and should have some direct connection or supervisory role with the person nominated. 

  1. Please complete the Student Award Nomination form by Friday, February 28, 2014.
  2. A subcommittee of the Arts Council will consider, evaluate, and select the award winners.  Recipients will be announced on Friday, March 28, 2014.