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Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award in Arts Education

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell


Selected by the Council, the award may be given to arts educators, professional teaching artists, teachers, or administrators and others whose work has substantially improved student engagement in and knowledge of the arts who:

  • currently reside in Vermont
  • have a statewide, regional (New England), national, or international reputation in arts education as evidenced by third party acclaim or reviews from independent sources
  • have significant recognition in their chosen field by their peers in Vermont
  • have a significant body of work and/or record of service available for review by the Council
  • are nominated by at least one knowledgeable person who is not an Arts Council staff or board member


John Willis
, photographer, teacher

Taryn Noelle, performer, teacher, choreographer, and director

Peter Gould,
performer, director, teacher, and author

2015 (4)
Karen Amirault, dancer, choreographer, teaching artist
Jon Gailmor, singer/songwriter, teaching artist
Geof Hewitt, poet, teaching artist
Verandah Porche, poet, teaching artist


Submit a Nomination

  • submit a nomination online

  • send a letter of recommendation to 136 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633. or

  • send an email to the Council with "Award Nomination" in the subject line. Include your name and contact information, why you feel the candidate is deserving of recognition, and—if known—the name of anyone else who is nominating or has nominated the candidate

Nominations for 2019 awards must be received by April 5, 2019.