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Ebon Dooley Art & Social Justice Awards

Nominations for the Ebon Dooley Awards are currently CLOSED

Ebon Dooley

(1942 - 2006)
ArtsXchange Founder, Artist, Activist & Community Leader

Award Honorees

Meet the phenomenal Ebon Dooley Art & Social Justice Award Honorees. These individuals and organizations have gone above and beyond for their communities and we are honored to celebrate these inspiring advocates for positive change.

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About The Awards

Each year the Ebon Dooley Arts & Social Justice Awards are shaped around recipients whose work creatively builds community and advances liberation. Honorees are recognized for their work with an award and community acknowledgment. Beyond that, the recipient has access to the ArtsXchange and opportunities for amplifying their work.


Nominees demonstrate an ability to help others collaborate, identify ways to contribute to a shared goal, and create a mechanism for them to work together to advance their shared goals, uplifting the work of each party.

Nominees demonstrate a history of work that has had an impact, resulting in tangible change(s) for their community.

Nominees demonstrate a record of service to individuals, or a defined community, to achieve financial equality and stability by increasing access to resources for historically disenfranchised or marginalized groups and communities.

Nominees demonstrate a history of working individually and/or with others to achieve improvements in areas like living wage campaigns and job training; affordable and safe housing; Medicare for All; support for public education; and justice before the courts and police.

(Must be under age 35)
Nominees demonstrate a commitment to a body of work that supports the ways art can tell a story or illuminate the social condition.

(New category in honor of AXC gallery founder Jack Whitney Sinclair)
Nominees should be visual artists who empower artist-led exhibitions, spaces, organizations, projects and/or public art/site works, for, and with, communities, and support the production of independent and adventurous contemporary art – avant-garde, traditional or self-taught.

How To Submit A Nomination

Nominations for the Ebon Dooley Awards are currently CLOSED

Nominations are currently CLOSED

TO QUALIFY, NOMINEES MUST:•    Live and work in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area;•    Be an artist in any discipline practicing art for the people’s sake OR;•    Be an organizer/organization whose toolbox includes the practice of art integration-using culture and creativity in the service of a defined community as part a social or economic goal.

In order to complete the nomination form you will need the following:

  1. Nominee's contact information

  2.  A Single PDF File* that includes

    • 250-word description of the nominee's history as relates to the nominee category selected.

    •  1-3 Support materials- Documents, programs, articles, links, previous awards or testaments, or other materials that support your nomination.

    • A letter of support for your nominee from one additional person.

  3. Your contact information

*Submit PDF with the following name format:

DOOLEYAWARDS. Nominee's Name

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