2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts

Announcing the Winner 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize


The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a faculty member from a college or university in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities whose work exemplifies the practice of the Christian artistic or scholarly vocation in relation to any pertinent subject matter or literary and artistic style. The 2018 Prize has been awarded to the author of a creative work that emerges from her practice of the vocation of the Christian performing artist, in accord with the principles and ideals of the Lilly Fellows Program.  In subsequent years, the Meyer Prize will honor those who practice in the fields of musical performance, non-fiction, visual art, and imaginative writing.

The  prize honors the late Arlin G. Meyer, Professor 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 Prize of $3000 was awarded at the Lilly Fellows Program National Conference at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on October 12, 2018.

Winner of the 2018 Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize

 The Documentary FilmA Slice of Pie: A Love Story
  By Blis DeVault

  Associate Professor, Director, DIFT Program, School
  of Arts and Innovation
  Director, Xavier TV and Film Center, 
  Center for Innovation

  Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

      Click Here for Film Trailer


The Finalists: 

Dieser Ort
Matt Farmer
Hope College
Holland, Michigan

Voices of Justice
Sister Judith Royer
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California 

A Name That I Admire
Sam Smartt
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

To Download a flyer announcing the winner, 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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Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Performing Arts

The Winner of the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Performing Arts is Blis Devault, Xavier University (Cincinnati), for A Slice of Pie: A Love Story. For more information and a list of finalists, click here.

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