Honoring Arts Advocates

The Harwelden Awards honor individuals and organizations that have been exemplary advocates and supporters of the arts and humanities in the Tulsa community. A committee of Past Presidents  makes final selection of the awards listed below from public nominations.

Honoring individuals and organizations

2018 Honorees

Katie Westby Lifetime Achievement Award
Ken Tracy

Bart Betow Memorial Music Education Award
Michael McClure, Debra Redner, Marvin Battle

Liddy K. Doenges Individual Award
Matt Moffett

Benedict I. Lubell Corporate Award
Selser Schaefer Architects

John L. Everitt Nonprofit Award
Tulsa Literary Coalition/Booksmart Tulsa

Mayfest Young Artist Awards
Yiming Zhang, Victory Christian School
Onjo Sim, Victory Christian School
Kaitlyn Warren, Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus
Kasimir Pratt, Booker T. Washington
Ari McCoy, Edison Preparatory School

Honoree Biographies

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Overall Criteria

Nominees are reviewed by a committee of Past Presidents of the Arts & Humanities Council for qualities including:

  • Dynamic leadership, which has had a significant impact on the arts and humanities in Tulsa. Examples might include particularly generous funding of the arts in general or a specific arts program or organization, creation of new programs, public arts advocacy, or leadership in strategic planning or capital campaigns.

  • Consistent leadership, which reflects an ongoing commitment to the arts and humanities in Tulsa. Examples might include consistent generous funding of many organizations, board or volunteer leadership across years or in many organizations, as well as active and valued staff or volunteers.

  • Visionary leadership, which has increased or changed the possibility and scope of the arts or creative life in Tulsa. Examples might include the founding of a new program or organization, as well as leadership in visionary and innovative partnerships or endeavors.

Awards Luncheon

Join us for an Awards Luncheon honoring this year’s winners:

Friday, June 22, 2018
12:00 PM
ahha Hardesty Center
101 E Archer St
Tulsa, OK 74103


Sponsored By

Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation

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