Bricolage Theater's producing artistic director Tami Dixon and jazz drummer and bandleader extraordinaire Roger Humphries will receive the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards for their career achievements at Momentum, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Annual Meeting Dec. 5, the Pittsburgh Foundation announced Tuesday.
Ms. Dixon will be honored as emerging artist and Mr. Humphries will be honored as established artist. Each will receive $15,000 in recognition of exemplary artistic achievements and promise for future work.
The Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments as part of the Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program, which provides resources to professional artists for the breadth of the creative process, from concept to completion.
Artists and arts leaders from the region nominated the candidates and an independent panel reviewed the applications and work samples of 24 nominees representing the fields of dance, film and video, literature, multidisciplinary arts, music, theater and visual arts.
The awards honor the achievements of Carol R. Brown, who led the cultural and economic transformation of Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District as president of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from 1986 to 2001.