Kimberly Karpanty and Samuel McIntosh Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards
Congratulations to professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty and adjunct dance faculty member Samuel McIntosh on receiving Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. Both Karpanty and McIntosh will use their $5,000 grants to produce new works of choreography in the coming year.
Karpanty and McIntosh's grants are part of $375,000 in grant funding dispersed by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) for Individual Excellence Awards in 2020. Individual Excellence Awards are given in the categories of choreography, criticism, fiction and non-fiction, music composition, playwriting/screenplays, and poetry.
Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of a creative artist’s body of work that exemplifies their specific discipline and advances the larger artistic community. These awards support artists' growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond.
Using an open panel review process focused on the exceptional merit of an artist’s past body of work, Individual Excellence Award funding gives artists the resources to experiment and explore their art forms, develop skills, and advance their careers.
“The Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Awards give artists the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their exemplary artistic achievements,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “Through their art, the individuals selected for these grants have expressed visionary ideas, spoken in a diversity of voices, and explored thought-provoking topics and themes from a variety of viewpoints. We congratulate the Individual Excellence Award recipients and thank them for enriching Ohio’s creative community.”