Margaret L. (Peggy) Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy
This award is presented to an individual who has an established and well-deserved reputation in Vermont as an advocate for the arts and their impact on Vermont. The award is named in honor of former Council chair and artist Peggy Kannenstine whose spirited work on behalf of the arts has benefited numerous Vermont institutions including the Arts Council. Recognition may be for work done at the local, state, or national level.
Selected by the Council, the Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy may be awarded to Vermonters committed to furthering the arts in fields such as accessibility, administration, education, mentoring, philanthropy, production, wellness, and others who:
- is living and currently resides in Vermont
- have a local, statewide, regional (New England), or national reputation as evidenced by third party acclaim or reviews from independent sources
- have a significant body of work and/or record of service available for review by the Council
Eva Sollberger, producer of “Stuck in Vermont”
Mara Williams, chief curator Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (retired), award video
Jody Fried, director Catamount Arts, award video
James Lockridge, director Big Heavy World
Allison Coyne Carroll, director of Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series
Cornelia Carey, director of CERF+, founder of the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response
Robert McBride, founder and director of Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP)
John Killacky, director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, video
Submit a Nomination
Nominations are accepted throughout the year. For information about how to submit a nomination, click here.