The Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award, presented by VyStar Credit Union, recognizes an exemplary employee of 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/arts educational program presented by Opening Nights during the 2022-23 school year. The award recipient will receive an 2022-23 Opening Nights Season ticket package valued at $1,000 and a Concierge Parking Pass for Opening Nights performances on FSU’s campus.

2022 Nomination Guidelines

Opening Nights in Class K-12 Resource Committee will consider the following when selecting the 2022 Arts Advocate Award recipient:

  • Nominees must be employed by Leon County Schools during the 2021-22 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 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 through April 6, 2022. Nomination window is now closed.

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

The 2021-22 Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award will be selected by the Opening Nights in Class K-12 Resource Committee.

The 2021-22 Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award recipient will be recognized at the Opening Nights Season Announcement reception on July 25, 2022, and at the LCS 2022 Night of Celebration.