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AWARDS AND PRIZES

Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Governor’s Arts Award

Recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated significant support for or participation in activities fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts in the State of Arizona in four categories: Artist; Arts organization/administrator; Businesses; and Philanthropist.
Deadline: November 30, 2019

National Council on Public History Awards
Outstanding Public History Project
Excellence in Consulting
New Professional
Student Project
Graduate Student Travel

Deadline: December 1, 2019

American Alliance of Museums
2020 Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing 

Honors writers and editors by showcasing exceptional label writing, identifying innovative approaches, and highlighting best practices.
Deadline: December 6, 2019

American Alliance of Museums
Excellence in Exhibition Competition

Recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and any other types of non-commercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public. The competition is the joint project of the following American Alliance of Museums Professional Networks (PNs): Curators Committee (CurCom), the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE), and the Education Committee (EdCom). Each PN is represented by one competition judge who evaluates the submitted application materials against the Alliance’s Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence.
Deadline: December 7, 2019

American Alliance of Museums
John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership

Recognizes an individual, other than someone working directly with museum education programs, for efforts on behalf of public education and community service.
Deadline: December 15, 2019

American Institute for Conservation
Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections 

Honors institutions in North America that have shown an exemplary and sustained commitment to conservation and collections care through interpretation, research, scholarship, education, and/or public outreach.
Deadline: December 15, 2019

Disability HIstory Association
Public Disability HIstory Award

Recognizes excellent disability history work intended primarily for broad audiences (not academic audiences)
Deadline: December 20, 2019

American Alliance of Museum
EdCom Award for Excellence in Practice  

Recognizes an individual who demonstrates exemplary service to the public through the practice of education in a museum. The person’s contributions may be through teaching, program development, community organizing, writing, research and/or professional activities.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

American Alliance of Museums
EdCom Award for Excellence in Resources

Recognizes outstanding resources in print, online, and/or multimedia formats.
Deadline: January 31, 2020



Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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