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Cultural Arts Awards nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards which recognize an individual who has strongly impacted the arts in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area (Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and Franklin), or someone who has had an impact on any of the cultural arts beyond the communities at a state, national or even at an international level.

Now in its 29th year, the Cultural Arts Awards are sponsored by the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield in conjunction with its co-sponsors, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, The Community House, Bloomfield Cablevision, and Downtown Newsmagazine.

Nomination forms are due by Monday, July 15. A jury of arts enthusiasts from the community will select the 2024 honoree(s) in August. The public is invited to an awards ceremony at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Friday, September 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

To see a list of former honorees and review nomination criteria, visit the organization’s website at

Last year Stephanie Pizzo, the director of Eisenhower Dance, received the Cultural Arts Award. Nominators spoke of how she brought world-class dance and fitness opportunities to the community, as well as educational collaborations with schools as diverse as the Detroit Public School Community District and Detroit Country Day, which expanded the company’s educational reach to impact children across all socio-economic borders. The jury also awarded a Special Lifetime Achievement award to Kegham Tazian, honoring honoring his impact on his art students during his 40-year tenure at Oakland Community College, as well as for the ‘artistic expression of humanity’ seen in his tremendous body of work (including public art in Birmingham) as an internationally recognized sculptor and painter.


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