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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Cocktails begin at 6:30 PM

The Nyack Seaport 
21 Burd Street
Nyack, NY 10960 
Tel:  845-353-3200


About the Awards

Rockland recognizes, honors and awards individual artists, arts organizations, Arts teachers and supporters of the arts.

The evening will include presentations and musical offerings by some of Rockland’s most celebrated individuals. Past programs featured the Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, world-renowned cellists, husband and wife duo Julia Lichten and David Geber and the Jeffrey Friedberg Band.

This event is supported by individual and corporate sponsors, members of the arts community, local businesses and arts organizations. Past sponsors have included: Orange & Rockland Utilities, News 12, ArtsRock and the New York State Department of Economic

Learn more about each award’s criteria


Performing Artist Award

The Performing Artist Award is presented to a public performer who has enhanced the Arts in the Community through public performance of music, theater, dance or other performance activity.

Literary Artist Award

The Literary Artist Award is presented to a writer, literary agent, bookseller, writer's group, publisher, or organization that has been committed to the advancement of Literature in Rockland County.  

Visual Artist Award

The Visual Arts Awards is presented to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the area of fine arts, photography, graphic arts, video, film, sculpture, metal, glass, clay, resin or other visual media.


Arts Education Award

The Arts Education Award is presented to an Rockland- based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Rockland County.

Arts Leadership Award

The Arts Leadership Award is presented to an individual or group people who has shown visionary leadership within an organization of the Arts in Rockland County.

Arts Longa Award

The Arts Longa Award honors a longtime supporter of the Arts. Upon reccommendation by the membership and selected by the Board of ACOR. This award may be awarded posthsumosily.  It is bestowed on an individual or organization that has made a long lasting or lifetime commitment to the Arts in Rockland County.

  • Who can nominate?  Nominators are anyone who resides in the United States of America. Individuals and Organizations may NOT nominate themselves

  • Can I submit my nomination via email or US Mail? Nominations will only be accepted electronically via this website. To nominate an individual or organization please click here

  • How many nominations can be submitted? Nominators may submit ONE nomination per category.

  • Who is eligible to receive an award?  Eligibility is limited to Rockland County Residents or employees of businesses, schools and organizations that operate primarily in Rockland County. Nominees are not required to be members of the Arts Council of Rockland although, upon accepting the award ACOR may ask you to join. Staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council members of ACOR are not eligible to receive awards.  

  • How will the awardee be selected?  Awards will determined by a vote of the membership of the Arts Council of Rockland with the exception of the Ars Longa award which be selected based by the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Rockland.  

  • What does the Awardee receive? The awardee will receive recognition at the annual gala awards ceremony, a trophy and certificate commemorating the event. Recognition will also begin at the state and local levels via in print and digital media as well as in 2019 - 20 publications produced by the Arts Council of Rockland.