About the Daniel E. Offutt III ACE Awards

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County invites nominations for the 7th Annual Daniel E. Offutt III Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 30.

The awards celebrate the quality and diversity of arts and culture across the 15 towns of our coastal Fairfield County region.

Awards in five categories will be presented at our 7th Annual Daniel E. Offutt III ACE Awards Breakfast, Wed. June 21, 2023 at Norwalk's Shore and Country Club, to recognize and thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made significant artistic and cultural contributions to our community, as well as those who have supported the arts and culture sector through volunteerism and/or patronage.

Artist Award: Recognizes a creative individual or group in Fairfield County who has demonstrated a commitment to artistic excellence as well as working for access, awareness, and/or advocacy for the arts and culture community.

Citizen Award: Recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the enrichment and prosperity of arts and culture in Fairfield County through volunteerism, financial support, and/or advocacy.

Corporate Award: Recognizes a business that has helped to excite the interest and support of arts and culture in Fairfield County through encouragement, exposure and patronage; or that has made a significant contribution to the economic development of Fairfield County with an emphasis on elevating the creative sector.

Educator Award: Recognizes an individual, nonprofit or creative business that has made a substantial impact on the arts and cultural education of students and citizens of Fairfield County through innovative approaches to programming, access and/or advocacy.

Nonprofit Award: Recognizes an organization or leader that has made a distinct contribution to arts and culture in Fairfield County through visionary leadership, commitment to advancement, community engagement and/or creative innovation.

Each nomination needs to be entered separately. However you can take the survey numerous times. Self-nominations are welcome.