Awarded 2019 Individual Excellence Award By Ohio Arts Council
by Daric Gill
It is my great pleasure to announce that the Ohio Arts Council has chosen me as a FY 2019 recipient of the Individual Excellence Award in the field of 2-D visual art. I am so thankful for the support and I am exceptionally proud to be among those of whom have been given this honor.
Aimed at highlighting individual artistic achievement, Individual Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional merit of an Ohio artist’s past body of work and celebrate the creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest level of achievement in a particular artistic discipline.
These awards support artists’ growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond. Individual Excellence Awards are $5,000.
I am sincerely grateful for the numerous people who work tirelessly to put our creative future first. Their continued support makes it possible to pursue such a fulfilling career. Their efforts are not lost on me and I would like to personally thank those involved. You can find the official press release here.
How the selections were made: A panel of nationally recognized artists and arts professionals meet to evaluate and score applications in each Individual Excellence Awards discipline. At the panel meeting, panelists review materials from each artist and discuss how well each application satisfies the program’s evaluation criteria. Preliminary scoring rounds narrow the pool of applications. In later rounds, a more in-depth discussion takes place regarding the strongest remaining applications. After all the work has been reviewed, panelists make funding recommendations. The OAC Board reviews the recommendations and makes final funding decisions at a later date.
To those of whom made this possible– truly, thank you!