The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will recognize artists, educators, volunteers and patrons of the arts at the 25th Druid Arts Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the Bama Theatre. The winners and their families will be honored at a reception at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center at 6 p.m. with the awards presented at 7 p.m. in the theatre. 

The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 29, 2024 with a deadline for tickets for the event on Monday, March 18, 2024. Tickets will be available for purchase on the Arts Council’s website in early 2024.

Visit https://tuscarts.org/druidartsawards.php to access the nomination form and view lists of the 2022 winners plus all prior award winners. Anyone who lives in Tuscaloosa County can make a nomination in any category.

In founding and perpetuating the Druid Arts Awards, The Arts Council determined that Tuscaloosa County citizens who were working as volunteers, artists, educators and corporate sponsors was very large and growing.  The Council also realized that the work of these individuals as well as supportive businesses was not often publicly recognized.  It was for this reason that the Druid Arts Awards were established, and it has become a biennial presentation to honor these special individuals who have achieved distinction in the arts over a number of years in Tuscaloosa County.

Three nominations- volunteer, artist, and educator- will be requested from the community in each of the categories of music, visual arts, dance, literature and theatre. Nominations are also requested for Patron of the Arts, Corporate Sponsor and Tuscaloosa’s Home Grown. Individuals or groups who have contributed to or supported the arts through actions outside of the aforementioned categories are honored with a Special Award. 

A committee comprised of members from The Arts Council Board of Directors will make the final selections based on their review of all submissions.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa with the Dinah Washington Cultural Center at 620 Greensboro. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.