REQUIREMENTS

One nomination is adequate for an individual.
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Discipline-specific Requirements

Visual Arts:
  • Work includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, crafts, film, multi-media, conceptual art
  • A body of work that may be crowned by a particular recent career achievement
  • Work that has been recognized nationally as well as locally and regionally in one or more of the following ways: Included in catalogues, major collections, gallery and museum exhibitions, reviewed in major art periodicals, result of public commissions
  • Artists who are residents of Northeast Ohio, through birth, long residency or extensive education in area schools, universities, or who have close and continuing affiliations with the area as evidenced by frequent local exhibitions or commissions
  • All eligible nominees will be asked to supply a C.V., artist statement and 15-20 digital images or 3-5 two-minute segments of audio and/or video (or appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work). All materials must be submitted to our website. Specific requirements for each required material are below.

    A C.V. must include website (if you have one), education, significant exhibitions/events & bibliography.

    All artist statements must be no more than 250 words. Statements longer than 250 words will not be considered.

    All images must be submitted in JPG format, 72 dpi, no larger than 500KB each, sized no larger than 8 x 10". Note that your images will only be viewed on a computer screen. There is no need for print reproduction quality images. Please do not submit images in PDF, Flash, Powerpoint or Kodak picture format. All images must be named with the artist's last name and then number. Do not use numbers that begin with a 0 (01, 02, 03, etc.) or put the extension .jpg in capital letters. Sample of how files should be named: roberts1.jpg, roberts2.jpg, etc…

    All audio and/or video must be submitted to our website as links to YouTube or other related websites.

    In addition, you may submit website links of reviews, feature articles and other documentation that support your nomination. This is not a requirement.


Music:
  • Work includes music, jazz, rock, opera
  • Composer & producer, whose work is distinctive, individual and of high quality
  • A body of work marking continuing or cumulative achievement
  • Work that has been performed nationally as well as locally and regionally
  • Work that has been published, recorded, reviewed
  • Work that has been recognized/awarded by other prize organizations
  • The Cleveland Arts Prize accepts nominations of composers who are residents of Northeast Ohio, through birth, long residency or extensive education in area schools, universities, or who have close and continuing affiliations with the area as evidenced by frequent local performances or commissions. Cleveland Arts Prize also accepts nominations of interpretive performing artists possessing an uncommon creativity and commitment, interpreters who have a significant, historic and pivotal influence upon music.
    • All eligible Music nominees will be asked to supply a C.V., artist statement and work samples. The nominee must submit the materials to our website.
    • No more than 1 hour worth of music as mp3 files. If these materials are not available on a webpage, the nominee must submit the materials to our website as links to YouTube or other related websites.

      A C.V. must include website (if you have one), education, significant career achievements & bibliography.

      All artist statements must be no more than 250 words. Statements longer than 250 words will not be considered.

      In addition, you may submit website links of reviews, feature articles and other documentation that support your nomination. This is not a requirement.


Literature:
  • Work includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, criticism
  • For a particular major work: a novel rather than chapters, a collection of short stories rather than a single story, a collection of poems etc.
  • Work must be published
  • Work that has received national as well as local and regional attention: publication by a nationally known publisher, reviews in national newspapers, journals or magazines, television or radio appearances by the author; movie contracts
  • Writers who are residents of Northeast Ohio, through birth, long residency or extensive education in area schools, universities, or who have close and continuing affiliations with the area as evidenced by frequent local performances or readings
  • All eligible nominees will be asked to supply a C.V., artist statement and 4 copies of each work sample submitted. All materials except work samples must be submitted to our webpage. Work samples can be submitted in hard copy format or submitted to our webpage as links. Specific requirements for each required material are below.
  • A C.V. must include website (if you have one), education, significant career achievements & bibliography.

    All artist statements must be no more than 250 words. Statements longer than 250 words will not be considered.

    In addition, you may submit website links of reviews, feature articles and other documentation that support your nomination. This is not a requirement.


Design:
  • Work includes but is not limited to architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, city and urban planning, graphic design
  • A designer who has created a body of work of consistently high creative achievement as lead designer
  • Body of work comprised of completed projects that have received national as well as local and regional attention
  • Designers who are residents of Northeast Ohio, through birth, long residency or extensive education in area schools, universities, or who have close and continuing affiliations with the area as evidenced by frequent local commissions
  • Type and scope of completed work is unrestricted
  • All eligible nominees will be asked to supply a C.V., artist statement and 15-20 digital images. All materials must be submitted to our website. All digital images must be submitted in JPG format. Specific requirements for each required material are below.

    A C.V. must include website (if you have one), education, significant exhibitions/events & bibliography.

    All artist statements must be no more than 250 words. Statements longer than 250 words will not be considered.

    All images must be submitted in JPG format, 72 dpi, no larger than 500KB each, sized no larger than 8 x 10". Note that your images will only be viewed on a computer screen. There is no need for print reproduction quality images. Please do not submit images in PDF, Flash, Powerpoint or Kodak picture format. All images must be named with the artist's last name and then number. Do not use numbers that begin with a 0 (01, 02, 03, etc.) or put the extension .jpg in capital letters. Sample of how files should be named: roberts1.jpg, roberts2.jpg, etc…

    In addition, you may submit website links of reviews, feature articles and other documentation that support your nomination. This is not a requirement.

THEATRE & DANCE:
  • Work includes choreography, directorial, playwriting, screenwriting
  • Choreographer, director, playwriter, screenwriter whose work is distinctive, individual and of high quality
  • A body of work marking continuing or cumulative achievement
  • Work that has been performed nationally as well as locally and regionally
  • Work that has been published, recorded, reviewed
  • Work that has been recognized/awarded by other prize organizations
  • The Cleveland Arts Prize accepts nominations of choreographers or directors who are residents of Northeast Ohio through birth, long residency or extensive education in area schools, universities, or who have close and continuing affiliations with the area as evidenced by frequent local performances or commissions. Cleveland Arts Prize also accepts nominations of interpretive performing artists possessing an uncommon creativity and commitment, interpreters who have a significant, historic and pivotal influence upon dance and theatre.
  • All eligible Dance & Theatre nominees will be asked to supply a C.V., artist statement, a YouTube link with 3 to 5 pieces of choreography or directorial. All materials are to be submitted onto our website. Specific requirements for each required material are below.

    A C.V. must include website (if you have one), education, significant career achievements & bibliography.

    All artist statements must be no more than 250 words. Statements longer than 250 words will not be considered.

    In addition, you may submit website links of reviews, feature articles and other documentation that support your nomination. This is not a requirement.


Special Prizes

Nominators must complete an online nomination form. In addition the nominator is responsible for soliciting no more than 5 letters of support in favor of the nominee. All letters will be submitted to our website via the nominator. After the nomination is reviewed and approved by the Cleveland Arts Prize staff, the nominator will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the letters of support to our webpage. If you have any further questions please email info@clevelandartsprize.org.

Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts

This prize will be awarded annually to an individual or an organization that because of exceptional commitment, vision, leadership or philanthropy has made a significant contribution to the vitality and stature of the arts in Northeast Ohio. This contribution may be made through the conception and implementation of innovative arts events and programs; through the demonstration of visionary and/or strategic arts leadership; through extraordinary acts of arts patronage or arts advocacy; through dedicated and inspiring teaching; through the sensitive and effective nurturing of artistic talent; or through superb performance and/or mastery in an arts discipline.

Robert P. Bergman Prize

The Cleveland Arts Prize Committee created the Robert P. Bergman Prize to acknowledge and applaud those rare leaders whose life and work are illuminated by an energetic and inspiring dedication to a democratic vision of the arts. Thus, the Bergman Prize is given, to an individual whose life and activities communicate the joys, excitement and deep human relevance of the arts to broad segments of the Greater Cleveland community. The Bergman Prize recognizes the highest possible expression of arts stewardship.


 

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