2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts

Announcing a Call for Nominations for the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts

The National Board of the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is proud to announce the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the PERFORMING ARTS

The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a fulltime faculty member from a college or university in the Lilly Network of Church Related Colleges and Universities. Work that exemplifies the practice of the Christian artistic or scholarly vocation in relation to any pertinent subject matter or literary and artistic style will be considered. The prize will be awarded in different years for works of creative imagination and for works of scholarship. The 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize will reward the author of a creative work that emerges from his or her practice of the vocation of the Christian performing artist, in accord with the principles and ideals of the Lilly Fellows Program.

The Prize honors the late Arlin G. Meyer, Professor Emeritus of English at Valparaiso University, who served as program director of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts from its inception in 1991 until his retirement in 2002.

The 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize will be awarded to the director, performer, or choreographer of an original work in one of the following categories:

  •  Theatre
  •  Performance art
  •  Poetry or dramatic reading
  •  Comedy
  •  Liturgical drama
  •  Dance
  •  Video or film

The Prize of $3000 will be awarded at the Lilly Fellows Program National Conference at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, October 12-14, 2018.

Works for consideration must have been filmed or performed during the calendar year of 2015, 2016, or 2017.

Nomination Procedure

1. Each Lilly Network institution may nominate one work for the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize. The institution may select its nominee through any process.

2. The work must have been created by a full-time faculty member or administrator at a current Lilly Network institution. The full-time faculty member may be a visiting faculty artist.

3. The work must have been filmed or performed during the calendar year of 2015, 2016, or 2017.

4. All nominations materials are submitted at the SlideRoom website. Nominations must include:

  • A cover letter of nomination signed by one or both of the two official LFP representatives from the nominating institution
  • A statement or narrative of approximately 500 words by the artist explaining how the body of work exemplifies the practice of the Christian academic or artistic vocation
  • A video recording (upload or link) of the performance
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae

5. All nomination materials must be submitted to SlideRoom here

6. Nomination deadline: March 1, 2018. Nominations received after this date cannot be considered.

Future subjects of the Arlin G. Meyer Prize: 2020 Music Performance.

To Download a flyer, click here.

A list of past winners and finalists may be found here.
A Copy of the Winner Announcement can be downloaded here.

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