This category recognizes youth who have made an outstanding impact on the local arts and culture community (including performing, visual, and literary arts, organizations, and events).

Candidates will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Creating or significantly supporting opportunities for youth to participate in the arts and culture community
  • Endeavoring to ensure opportunities for youth in the Arts are sustainable and ongoing
  • Making, through their efforts, a significant difference within the Arts and Culture community
  • Being a role model and mentor for youth, (embodying “service above self”), and encouraging/increasing their involvement in service to the Arts and Culture community 
  • Providing ongoing leadership, direction, encouragement, and support of others in the Arts and Culture community