In honor of the Wisconsin Arts Board’s 50th anniversary, Arts Midwest is celebrating a member of the Wisconsin arts community with the 2023 Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship.
This award celebrates Midwesterners whose work demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking and business acumen in the creative sector.
If you’ve been working in Wisconsin’s creative or cultural field for at least 10 years, this award might be for you!
- What: One $2,500 award
- Who: A Wisconsinite who works in creative or cultural programming, demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking and business acumen in their role, and who has at least ten years of experience in the field.
- Where: You must live and/or work in Wisconsin or the Native Nations sharing this geography.
- When: Nominations are due by September 18, 2023, with an awardee being announced at the end of October.
Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are due on September 18, 2023.
Nominations will be submitted via our grants portal, SmartSimple. First time users of SmartSimple will need to register in the category of Individuals. Refer to this video walkthrough for registration assistance.
About the Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Peter Capell served on the Arts Midwest Board of Directors for 23 years and served as Board Chair from 2012 until 2021. During his time as Chair, he led Arts Midwest through the creation and launch of new national programs like Creating Connection; the development of Arts Midwest’s first major giving campaign; and a founder leadership transition. He is a passionate advocate for creativity and entrepreneurialism, a markedly generous philanthropist, and is deeply committed to strengthening and celebrating the Midwest creative sector.
In honor of Peter’s contributions to Arts Midwest and Midwestern creativity, the Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship was established as a time-limited award, running for nine years beginning in 2022. Tyrone Phillips, founding artistic director at Definition Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, was the winner of the inaugural award in 2022.
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Learn more about the Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship, eligibility requirements, and how to submit your application.
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