She's been recognized by North American Performing Arts Agents and Managers.
Hollis Ashby, artistic and executive director of the Williams Center for the Arts, has been recognized by one of the most prestigious associations in the field of performing arts.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) named her as the recipient of the 2020 NAPAMA Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts. Also known as “Presenter of the Year,” the award honors excellence, achievement, and integrity. Those three core traits are demonstrated through the guidance of emerging artists, the use of best practices, and the promotion of diversity and equity.
At the College since 2014, Hollis directs all aspects of the multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural performing arts series. Under her leadership, the Williams Center annually presents a robust schedule of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and artistry from cultures around the world.
“For NAPAMA and our members, these awards are important every year. During this unprecedented time of struggle and upheaval in our industry, the awards have taken on an even greater sense of import and cause for celebration,” observes Heena Patel, Vice President of Communications for NAPAMA and Chair of the Awards Committee. “This has been the most challenging year that our sector has faced, and the awards offer an opportunity to celebrate and honor two professionals who have made a difference, not only during the pandemic, but also in the whole of their careers. The nominations are an uplifting reminder of the heart and soul that our peers put into their work.”
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