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29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards
Recognizing Outstanding Educators in the Arts

Link to Application

Teaching Artist Recognition Award

About The Teaching Artist Recognition Award
Teaching artists are crucial to the sustainability and advancement of arts education. To increase public awareness of the importance of arts education in our everyday lives, the Arts Teacher of the Year Program was expanded in 2013 to recognize and promote not only school-based arts teachers, but also teaching artists working throughout Broward County schools and communities.

The Teaching Artist Recognition Award honors an outstanding teaching artist who has demonstrated dedication, achievement and professionalism in the arts education field. The recipient of this award will be presented with a recognition plaque and a cash gift.

Who is eligible?
Teaching artists who are listed in Broward Cultural Division’s Arts Education Directory.

How is the Award recipient selected?
Broward Cultural Division verifies that all nominees are eligible and that the nomination information is complete. Nominations are then forwarded to the Arts Teacher of the Year selection committee.

When will the award be presented?
The recipient of the Teaching Artist Recognition Award will be announced at the 2014 Arts Teacher of the Year event on November 2014 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. All nominees will be acknowledged at the event.

 How are awards publicized?
Press releases announcing the selection of the award recipient will be sent by Broward Cultural Division through its distribution channels which include media outlets, major institutional partners, government officials and community leaders, schools and community organizations.

  • Announcement of the award recipient will also be included in a variety of publications produced by the Cultural Division.
  • The award recipient will also receive a special designation in their Arts Education Directory listing.

If no nominees meet the criteria for the award, a recipient will not be selected. 


Application Release: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 5:30pm

Application Workshop:



Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 5:30pm
Broward County Government Center, Room 301
115 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Application & Nomination Surveys
Deadline for All Information:
Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:59 pm
Announcement of All Winners:
November, 2014 at the 29th Annual Event at Broward Center for the Performing Arts


1.       Complete and Submit Online Application

          a.  General Information

          b.  Narrative Section

§     Views on Community-Based Arts Educatio

§     Commitment to Teaching Artistry as a Profession

§     Connecting Education & Community through the Art

 c.  Attachments

§  Resume

§  Examples of Work (images and videos can be uploaded)

2.       Nomination Surveys

          Have a minimum of three (3) online nomination surveys completed and submitted by either: (a) hiring entities (schools, government entities and organizations); (b) partners and/or collaborators with whom the teaching artist has worked in the past 24 months. 

VERY IMPORTANT:  At least one (1) of the nomination surveys must be completed by a representative of the hiring entity.   


 Apply Online

1.       If You Don’t Have an Account:  
         Click here
 to create a new account and access application

ATOY - New Applicant Link

2.       If You Have an Account: Click here to start/resume an application

3.       Need Help?  Click here to download a PDF step-by-step guide of the Application tutorial. If you have any trouble reading thisdocument please contact our office at 954-357-7457


Copy and send out this link to hiring entities, partners and collaborators who will support your nomination:


Deadline for All Applications and Nomination Surveys

Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:59 pm

For additional information

Please email or call Grace Kewl-Durfey@ 954-357-7869