Neighborhood Arts Award
About the Award
The Neighborhood Arts Award recognizes a neighborhood project or activity which improves the quality of the arts in the neighborhood, enhances the character of the neighborhood through the arts or improves the surroundings through the visual or performing arts. The Roanoke Arts Commission is also interested in projects that use a creative approach to a community issue or topic. The neighborhood group can nominate their own project or an individual that has improved the neighborhood through the arts. It may be a project or activity which involved visual or performing arts. Your description of the project should focus on details of the planning, completion and membership involvement.
- Eligibility Requirements
- How To Nominate
- Nominee Support Documentation
- Submission Deadline
- Judging Criteria
Any resident-led, resident-controlled city neighborhood organization recognized by the RNA and Office of Neighborhood Services is eligible to apply or be nominated for these awards. This includes neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, neighborhood watch groups, and tenant associations. Neighborhood groups may nominate themselves, another neighborhood, and/or individuals for their efforts to improve the quality of living in Roanoke.
To be considered:
•The project or activity must have been carried out during the 2023 calendar year.
•A Nomination Form must be completed and submitted by the deadline of November 18th.
•A separate Nomination Form must be submitted for each activity or individual being nominated.
•There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted by anyone individual or group.
- Complete and submit an easy Online Neighborhood Award Nomination Form accompanied by description detailing how this business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution has contributed to the improvement of your community. (For Example, volunteers from business / nonprofit / school / other institution assisted in neighborhood clean-ups; donated $500 to the neighborhood group for projects, etc.).
- A fillable PDF Neighborhood Award Nomination Form can also be downloaded, completed, and mailed with a postmark by the November 18th deadline to the Office of Neighborhood Services, Attn: RNA Neighborhood Awards Committee, 215 Church Ave SW, Room 364 South, Roanoke, VA 24011.
- Include documentation such as pamphlets, website links, articles, samples, presentations, photographs, news clippings, letters of support, etc. supporting the impact and accomplishments achieved by the nominee.
- There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.
Nomination Description & Support Documentation
The Description must be typed or printed on not more than two pages of 8½ x 11" paper with the name of the nominee in the upper left corner of each page. Please submit documentation such as pamphlets, articles, presentations, photographs, news clippings, letters of support, etc. supporting the impact and accomplishments achieved.
The following criteria should be addressed in the project description:
1. Describe the project or activity.
2. What resources were needed to carry out the project?
3. What were the results? What was accomplished?
4. How did the arts activity impact the neighborhood?
5. What was the time frame (dates, ongoing, one-time event, quarterly?)
6. Who benefited? (number of individuals or families, age group, etc.)
All entries must be received no later than November 18th. You may enter your submissions online, by mail, or email the submissions to:
Roanoke Neighborhood Advocated Awards Committee
c/o Roanoke Office of Neighborhood Services
215 Church Avenue SW, Room 364 South
Roanoke, VA 24011
Evaluation Criteria for Judges & Possible
- Neighborhood Impact - impact on neighborhood and/or community: 50 points
- Volunteer contribution - volunteer hours, number of people involved and amount of in-kind and/or financial support provided by the neighborhood: 25 points
- Creativity - creative approach in addressing community topic or issue: 25 points