MAC Award

The MAC Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Arts (formerly the Nouveau award) was founded by the CSO Multicultural Awareness Council in 2017 in order to recognize local artists, administrators and visionaries who have forged paths for the inclusion of underrepresented communities to participate in the arts. MAC Award honorees champion the value of difference and show a clear and enduring passion for promoting diversity and inclusion in the arts. Leaders from all arts disciplines are eligible for consideration.

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 MAC Award recipient Tracy Wilson!

Tracy-Wilson_900.jpgWilson is the longest serving African American administrator of any of Cincinnati’s largest eight arts organizations. She has been with Cincinnati Opera for 35 years and is currently that organization’s Director of Community Engagement and Education. Learn More


Submit a Nomination for the 2021-2022 MAC Award

Nominate a local arts leader you know by Friday, March 4, 2022. Nominees will be considered by a panel of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra staff members and representatives from the CSO’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC).

For questions, please contact Tiffany Cooper, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity at [email protected].

Submit a Nomination