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2020 Arts Empower Ovation Awards

Arts Empower San Diego is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Empower Ovation Awards!  These awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are working to ensure every student in San Diego County is engaged in a personally relevant, equitable, standards-based arts education. 

Awards will be given in the following categories: Creative Leader, Artful Advocate, Artful Visionary, Creative Connector, Enduring Artful Learner, and Artistic Transformation. Click to learn more about the Awards and Criteria.  If you do not know your region click here.


Region 1 – 2020 Arts Empower Ovation Awards

The Arts Empower Ovation Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are working to ensure “Every student in San Diego County is engaged in personally relevant, equitable, standards-based arts education.” Arts Empower is recognizing districts in South San Diego County.

Event Date:  April 22, 2020

Event Location:  Chula Vista Civic Center, 276 4th Ave., Chula Vista, 91910

Region 1:

Chula Vista Elementary
Coronado Unified National City
San Ysidro
South Bay Union
Sweetwater Union High

ANYONE (including STUDENTS) may nominate a student, parent, teacher, school leader, or community arts organization. Nominees will be selected for individual awards based on the narratives submitted through this nomination form. Please share this NOMINATION LINK with your school community. DEADLINE for nominations is Friday, March 20.

Award recipients will be notified on Monday, March 30 and recognized at the 2020 Arts Empower Ovation Awards Event on Wednesday, April 22 at the Chula Vista Civic Center, 276 4th Ave., Chula Vista, 91910. Please plan to attend the Arts Empower Ovation Recipients in Region 1. To honor and RSVP to the Arts Empower Ovation Region 1 event on April 22, click the button below.


Region 4 - 2020 Arts Empower Ovation Awards

The second Arts Empower Ovation Awards will be given out March 25 at the San Diego Central Library and will recognize districts in the boundaries of San Diego Unified. Nominations for Region 4 are now closed.

Event Date:  March 25, 2020 

Event Location:  San Diego Central Library

Region 4:  San Diego Unified School District