The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is currently accepting nominations for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and honored at the Arts Council’s Annual Celebration on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC.
This award honors Dr. William Benjamin Ardrey, a well-known Rock Hill pediatrician for more than 30 years. During his career, Dr. Ardrey was a senior partner with Rock Hill Pediatric Associates. He was also was very involved with the arts throughout his lifetime, working with both the Fine Arts Association and the Arts Council of York County.
The Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award was established in 1992 to recognize those individuals who have committed themselves to arts and culture during the past year. Past recipients include Marcia Kort Buike, Karen Collins, Mrs. Sandy Johnson, Dr. Sarah Lynn Hayes, Barre Mitchell and Joe Zdenek.
To be considered eligible for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
•One name per arts/cultural organization will be considered;
•The person being nominated must be a current volunteer with an arts/cultural organization;
•The person being nominated must have been involved with the organization for the calendar year 2013 or 2014;
•The individual should be involved in other organizations throughout the community;
•The nominee must be a resident of York County, SC.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5pm.
The Business and the Arts Partnership Award was created in 1992 to recognize businesses whose dedicated partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the calendar year. The judges represent business, the arts, and government. The winner will be honored at the Arts Council of York County’s Annual Celebration to be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Community Performance Center, 249 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC.
Past recipients of the Business and the Arts Partnership Award include: Duke Energy, Bi-Lo, Founders Federal Credit Union, O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits, The Herald, Williams & Fudge, and Comporium Communications.
The following criteria will be considered for each business:
•Impact on the Arts Community;
•Involvement in the arts (Examples include: employee volunteers, donation of in-kind services and goods, tie-ins that involve the arts in advertising, marketing, promotion, and public relations campaigns, establishments of arts collections);
•Originality of the support programs.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5pm.
Nomination forms are available through the Arts Council of York County. Please contact the Arts Council by calling 803/328-2787 or stop by the offices at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC.
Mail nominations to Arts Council of York County, PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732; fax: 803/328-2165; or e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (email@example.com), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).