The City of Boise honors people and organizations in the city whose efforts help create and support a strong cultural foundation. Their work is important for its benefit to residents and visitors and how it is shared with the nation and world.
The Mayor of Boise appoints a local arts organization and/or individual as Cultural Ambassador to exemplify the best of Boise’s vibrant and diverse cultural community and to represent our city to the world. Awardees are offered funding for a two-year term of service and are appointed in odd-numbered years. MING Studios has been named the FY20-21 City of Boise Cultural Ambassador and will be honored at a free public ceremony at City Hall Plaza on September 5, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., along with the recipients of the 2019 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History.
MAYOR'S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARTS & HISTORY
A Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts & History is a high honor conferred by the city’s Mayor every two years. The purpose of these distinctive awards is to recognize exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations who have helped build and solidify Boise’s cultural infrastructure. The recipients of the 2019 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History are:
EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
Randy Van Dyck
EXCELLENCE IN HISTORY
Idaho Black History Museum
These recipients will be honored at a free public ceremony at City Hall Plaza on September 5, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. The FY20-21 City of Boise Cultural Ambassador will also be appointed at this time.