Sally Awards


23rd Annual Sally Ordway Irvine Awards

Celebrate Minnesota’s commitment to the arts

Join the Ordway at the announcement of the 2014 winners on June 22, 2015. The awards recognize achievement in the categories of Arts Access, Commitment, Education, Initiative, and Vision.

The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations, and Minnesota residents committed to enriching their communities through the arts. The five categories include:

Vision – Recognizes exemplary creative thinking and action in support or development of a body of work that has had long-term impact on the community. Examples include creation of new artistic/cultural opportunities, or leading the community in new directions of artistic expression.

Initiative -Recognizes bold new steps and strategic leadership undertaken by an individual or organization that will have a significant impact on strengthening Minnesota’s artistic/cultural community.

Commitment -Recognizes lifetime achievement, contribution, and leadership in the arts and/or culture.

Education -Recognizes an individual/organization or particular project that has had a significant impact on education or mentoring in the arts and has contributed to increasing knowledge about the arts throughout the community.

Arts Access – Recognizes extraordinary efforts to engage a broader and more diverse audience in the arts, or to deepen the involvement that Minnesota citizens have with the arts. This award was inspired by the Legacy Amendment and its impact on enhancing access to the arts statewide.