Calling all artists: Cultural Alliance of York County to give two $10,000 awards

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Winner of the 2020 Artist Innovator Award, Ana Mercado. Mercado, also known an Ambitious Caban, strikes a pose during her music video "Who I Am." Credit: The Cultural Alliance of York County

Two artists in York County will have the chance to win a cash award for talents in everything from the visual arts to music and dance.

The Artist Innovator Awards, presented by The Cultural Alliance of York County, are  two $10,000 awards to be given to any artists who have lived in York County for at least a year, according to a news release.

Interested artists will be required to complete a digital portfolio by visiting

To be considered for the awards, artists must enter their portfolios into one of six categories: music, dance, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts or screen/film, the news release said.

After all portfolios have been submitted, a nationwide panel of judges will select six finalists. Two artists will then be chosen from the finalists. 

The deadline to enter is Aug. 31. For more information, including instructions for creating a portfolio, visit

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