From the Nominator
UCF Celebrates the Arts, an annual, festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, occurs at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts every April. The festival includes events and exhibitions that shine the spotlight on the performing and visual arts. The planning committee for the event includes faculty and staff from the Schools of Performing Arts and Visual Arts, and staff from marketing, foundation and alumni relations areas to encourage diversity of offerings for patrons—alumni, students, faculty, staff, donors, and friends. The festival is designed to create accessible art experiences for the community and to allow patrons to attend multiple events.
From the Judges
The inclusion of students made this event stand out among other entries. Giving students a spotlight, while they also worked inside the larger picture of the event, provided invaluable experience. Collateral materials displayed for this event were creative and appealing to the eye—clearly UCF knows its audience. A great deal of collaboration, partnership, and community was needed to make this event successful, and they met the mark. Thoughtful stewardship of donors added to the chance for growth with this event.