Ebon Dooley Arts & Social Justice Awards

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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. 


NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: 


BRIDGE BUILDER 

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. 


CHANGEMAKER 

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


ECONOMIC JUSTICE CHAMPION 

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. 


SOCIAL JUSTICE CHAMPION 

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. 


EMERGING LEADER 

(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.


JACK SINCLAIR VISUAL ARTIST 

(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.

Ebon Dooley

(1942-2006)

ARTSXCHANGE FOUNDER

ARTIST, ACTIVIST & COMMUNITY LEADER

Ebon Dooley
 

Submit A Nomination

2022 nominations are now 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. 


To complete the nomination form, you will need the following: 

  1. Your contact information

  2. Nominee's contact information

  3. A single PDF file* that includes: 

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

  • 1-3 supporting materials (such as documents, programs, images, articles, links, previous awards, testimonials, or other materials that support your nomination). 

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


*Submit PDF with the following name format: DOOLEYAWARDS.Nominee's Name 


Deadline

11:59 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2022


Questions? 

Contact Us by email at info@artsxchange.org, or call 404-624-4211.

 

Ebon Dooley Arts & Social Justice Honorees

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center
Brian Spears
2021 Social Justice Champion
Charmaine Minniefield
2021 Economic Justice Champion
Adelina Nicholls
2020 Social Justice Champion
Oronike Odeleye
2020 Change Maker
Rozina Shiraz Gilani
2019 Emerging Leader
Susan Ross
2019 Bridge Builder
Shelia Turner and Sistagraphy
2018 Change Maker
LaTosha Brown
2021 Social Justice Champion
Dr. Doris Derby
2021 Change Maker
Sarah Oso
2020 Emerging Leader
Judy Conder
2020 Bridge Builder
Michael H. Ross
2019 Economic Justice Champion
Dianne Mathiowetz
2018 Social Justice Champion
Bobbie Paul
2018 Bridge Builder
Jim Alexander
2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
WRFG-89.3 FM Radio
2021 Bridge Builder
Elizabeth Omilami
2020 Economic Justice Champion
Reforming Arts
2019 Social Justice Champion
Akbar Imhotep
2019 Change Maker
Tasnim Mosabber
2018 Emerging Leader