Announcing the 2019-2020 Emory University Creativity & Arts Awards

December 16, 2019

The Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts (CCA) announces the 2020 Creativity & Arts awards, presented annually to individuals in the Emory and Atlanta community who support development, accessibility, inclusion, and innovation in the arts.

Community members are invited to celebrate this year’s awardees at the Creativity & Arts Awards reception Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chace Upper Gallery of Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. 

The 2020 Community Impact Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Susan Booth. As artistic director of the Alliance Theatre, Booth initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on several projects.

Prior to joining the Alliance Theatre, Booth held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Emory University. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field; a trustee of Denison University; and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. 

Other 2020 award recipients are:

  • Elaine Bradley, Arts Volunteer
  • Anne Dennington, Emory University Alumni
  • Jim Farmer, Community Impact Arts Administrator
  • Felicia Feaster, Community Impact Artist
  • Kevin Karnes, Emory University Faculty
  • Katherine Lyons, Emory Healthcare Staff
  • Sita Sarah Muwahidah, Emory University Graduate Student
  • Dom Refuerzo, Emory University Undergraduate Student
  • Robert Schultz, Emory University Staff

The CCA hosts the Creativity & Arts Awards reception Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chace Upper Gallery of Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail creativity@emory.edu.