Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 13th Annual Viola Awards! Nominations closed on December 31, 2020. All nominations will be reviewed by volunteer panelists who select the finalists and winners. The review process begins in January 2021. Finalist will be announced this spring.
Winners will be announced at the Viola Awards ceremony on Friday, June 18, 2021.
The Arts Council received nominations based on what work made a significant contribution to the creative community in 2020. The categories below do not reflect the final list of awards categories for the 13th Annual Viola Awards. The final list of awards categories will be determined by the number and quality of submissions for each category.
Pandemic shutdowns began just days after the 2020 Viola Awards. The categories are familiar but the kinds of nominations will likely vary widely as our creative community adapted to the pandemic. “Excellence” may take on a new definition this year as collectively learned live streaming, social distancing, and taking to social media to share our stories and experiences. Excellence isn’t just about the final product, but the learning and perseverance that is demonstrated.
The 13th Annual Viola Awards will be an unprecedented and welcome celebration as we are hopefully beginning to gather as a community again.