COTA 2024 Award Nominations

The Tri County Arts Council is currently accepting nominations for Arts and Cultural Awards, with winners to be announced at the Celebration of The Arts.

Any individuals in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties can be nominated through July 1.

Winners will be celebrated at the Celebration of the Arts (COTA) on August 11th at the Palmer Opera House at 4pm (12 W Main St, Cuba, NY) with a Silent Disco.

See full list of awards below!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND MAKE NOMINATIONS!

The Tri County Arts Council is currently accepting nominations for Arts and Cultural Awards, with winners to be announced at the Celebration of The Arts.

Any individuals in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties can be nominated through July 1.

Winners will be celebrated at the Celebration of the Arts (COTA) on August 11th at the Palmer Opera House at 4pm (12 W Main St, Cuba, NY) with a Silent Disco.

See full list of awards below!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND MAKE NOMINATIONS!

The following awards will be presented:

-Thomas Barnes Lifetime Achievement, named after longtime Arts Council board president:
This award celebrates the career of an individual artist, organization, individual at an organization, or individual artist who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated particular commitment to his or her work throughout a long career and has made important contributions regionally, nationally or internationally in his/her field, especially at a milestone marker, such as retirement, job change, posthumous recognition, etc.

-Distinguished Artist of the Year:
This award honors individual artists in any discipline for their creative excellence and superior accomplishments in 2023.

-Excellence in Arts Education:
This award honors an arts educator (one from each county) for their work in providing art instruction that helps to guide the next generation of artists in our region and cultivating lifelong supporters of the arts

-Volunteer of the Year Award: Many of the region’s arts and cultural organizations rely on volunteers to put on the show! This award recognizes the outstanding volunteer (one from each county) efforts of an unpaid individual or group that has had a major impact on the arts and culture sector.

-Program of the Year: This award will honor the achievement, dedication, and creativity of an individual or organization one from each county.

Any individuals in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties can be nominated through July 1.

Winners will be celebrated at the Celebration of the Arts (COTA) on August 11th at the Palmer Opera House at 4pm (12 W Main St, Cuba, NY) with a Silent Disco.