The 2021 nomination and application cycle for the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education is now open. The nomination deadline is April 2, 2021.
Philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson worked tirelessly to promote the arts as an avenue for Utah’s students to develop voice, sustain engagement in school, and evoke reflection and response. Through support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Art Works for Kids, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education recognize the essential nature of education in the arts for Utah’s students, distinguish those educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice, and ensure that Beverley's legacy will continue on.
Administrators, teachers, parents, students, and other community members are all welcome to submit a nomination. Nominees must be licensed and endorsed public school educators. USBE also encourages re-nomination of those who may have been previously nominated but not selected. Individuals are not allowed to nominate themselves.
Complete information and a link to the nomination form can be found on the Utah State Board of Education website.