Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award
Nominations closed on October 1, 2019. Alissa McCain was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award and presented with a unique glass plaque created by African American contemporary artist Rejina Thomas on November 20, 2019 at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
Alissa McCain (2019) – serial head of Texas arts nonprofits (Austin Creative Alliance, TALA, AMF, Capitol View Arts)
Margaret Moser (2013) – journalist and longtime music editor for the Austin Chronicle
Juan Tejeda (2012) – musician, arts administrator, and activist
Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (2011)
Nikki Rowling (2010) – co-founder of the Austin Music Foundation and author of the Austin Music Census
Robin Shivers (2009) – artist manager and founder of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
SIMS Foundation (2008)
Casey Monahan (2007) – first head of the Governor’s Texas Music Office
*Nominees need not necessarily be attorneys and may include organizations.
Nominations are accepted year round and should be sent by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the following information: (1) the nominee’s name; (2) the nominee’s employment and contact information; (3) a brief statement (not to exceed 100 words) as to why the individual believes the nominee should receive the award; and (4) a short bio of the nominee (if available).