Yuma Seek’s Nominees for 2022 Tribute of the Muses Arts Awards

Open Audio Article PlayerNomination forms due Sept. 9 for four award categories.

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The City seeks nominations for the 22nd annual Tribute of the Muses, the top awards in the Yuma arts community.

Tribute of the Muses, City of Yuma, award nominations

Presented by the City of Yuma’s Division of Arts and Culture, Tribute of the Muses celebrates and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Yuma’s arts community. Awards categories available for nominations include:

  • The coveted Tribute of the Muses award is a distinguished legacy award that honors an individual or couple who have shown exemplary devotion and excellence in the arts.
  • The Helios Award recognizes an up-and-coming voice in the arts.
  • The Odyssey Award is for an outstanding organization, business, or group.
  • The Apollo Award is for an outstanding arts educator.

“The annual celebration of the arts in Yuma is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Eric Urfer. “It’s a time for our community to recognize the creativity, passion, and dedication displayed by our local muses and the positive impact the arts make in our city.”

Members of the public may nominate an individual, couple, or group for these awards. Forms are due by Sept. 9. Find nomination forms at www.YumaArtCenter.com, in person at the Yuma Art Center, 254 S. Main St., or via the following links:

The individual or couple honored by Tribute of the Muses reflects devotion and excellence in the arts. Nominees may reflect acknowledged excellence in a chosen arts field, arts advocacy, arts philanthropy, and/or arts education. Candidates for nomination may be artists, art teachers, leaders, supporters, or volunteers in the arts community. They should have a recognized track record of at least 5 years in Yuma as a champion of the arts through creative contribution, gifts of time, and support.

Winners will be announced Nov. 4 at the annual awards ceremony, themed “The Magic of the Arts.” More information will be released regarding the ceremony and its accompanying gala in the coming months.

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