The Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award, presented by VyStar Credit Union, recognizes an exemplary teacher from Leon County Schools who provides an outstanding arts education experience for students in our community.

The award recipient’s school will receive a special performance presented by Opening Nights during the 2023-24 school year. The award recipient will receive an 2023-24 Opening Nights Season ticket package valued at $1,000 and a Concierge Parking Pass for Opening Nights performances on FSU’s campus.

2023 Nomination Guidelines

Opening Nights Education Committee will consider the following when selecting the 2023 Arts Advocate Award recipient:

  • Nominees must be employed by Leon County Schools during the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Nominees should demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality arts education in the classroom.
  • Nominations may be submitted by administrators, faculty, parents or other community members.
  • Self-nominations are also accepted.

Timeline and Selection

The nomination window is open through April 19, 2023.

Nominees will be notified if they are selected for an interview.

The 2022-2023 Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award recipient will be recognized at the Opening Nights Season Announcement reception in June 2023.

2023 Nomination Form

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