Friday, January 30, 2015

Submit Your Nominations Now!

2015 Ordway Education Awards

For outstanding contributions to the Arts Education and Community Engagement

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' Education Awards were created to honor the contributions of individuals and institutions that have furthered the mission of Education and Community Engagement Programs at the Ordway. 

Awards Categories

One person or organization is awarded in each of the four following areas:

Philanthropy: for outstanding financial or in-kind contributions to the betterment of Arts Education and Community Engagement programs at the Ordway.

Vision: for the creation of new programs or innovation and enhancement to existing Arts Education or Community Engagement programs at the Ordway. 

Community Commitment: for dedication, over a period of time, to the support and/or advancement of Community Engagement programs at the Ordway.

Education Service: for leadership and participation that has led to inventive learning for students in or through the Ordway's programs.

Nominators may nominate an individual, team, or organization, including those in which they may be involved as an employee, board member, or volunteer. 
Nominators may not nominate themselves. Full-time staff members of the Ordway are not eligible for the awards. 

Selection Criteria
The nominees work must be related in some way to the Ordway's Arts Education and/or Community Engagement programs or efforts. Nominations should speak to the nominee's efforts to support learning or building community engagement. 

Nominations should give one or more specific examples of the nominee's support of new programs, expansion or enhancement of existing programs, or increasing access to programs. The Ordway's programs often act as a catalyst resulting in new avenues of development, participation and engagement. Consideration will also be given to excellent work, which is an outgrowth of an Ordway program of initiative. 

Nomination Submission
Nominations must be word processed or typed and received by February 20, 2015. Please submit your nomination by U.S. mail or E-mail to:
Alan Post
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ananya Dance Theatre Open Rehearsals

Photo by V. Paul Vitrucio
Join us on Feb 3 & 21 for open rehearsals of Ananya Dance Theatre's new work, "Aahvaan: Invoking the Cities," commissioned by the Ordway specifically for the grand opening of the new Concert Hall. The work will premiere on March 11 as part of ROCK THE ORDWAY

"My vision for this opening is epic. It will feature some of the powerful histories in this region: the rich legacy of water, the relationship of people to the land via farming and the local food movement, the diversity of local communities, and the artistic innovation."  --Ananya Chatterjea, Artistic Director of Ananya Dance Theatre

Tuesday, February 3

Saturday, February 21

345 Washington Street, St. Paul

Free and open to all ages, pre-registration required. 
Call 651.282.3115 to register for either date.

Please visit our Master Classes and Workshops webpage for more information about upcoming events.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Congratulations Dayna!

Our very own Dayna Martinez (Artistic Director of World Music & Dance/International Children’s Festival) was honored with the NAPAMA Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts. She was presented with the award at the APAP Conference in New York City earlier this week.

Congratulations to Dayna on this much-deserved award! We’re so proud to have you on the Ordway team!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Call for nominations is now open!

For the past 22 years, the Ordway has been privileged to host the Sally Ordway Irvine Awards recognizing extraordinary artists who inspire us with their creativity and dedication to their craft.

Do you know an artist, organization, artistic leader, philanthropist, educator, or volunteer who strengthens and enriches the state of Minnesota through their commitment to the arts or arts education? Nominate them for a Sally Award today!

The time is now to submit your nomination for the 2014 Sally Awards.

How do I nominate a person or an organization? Begin the nomination process here.