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.

Submit a Nomination for the 2018-2019 MAC Award

Nominate a local arts leader you know by Friday, February 8th. 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, Community and Engagement Manager at

Submit a Nomination