ACASA Leadership Award

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) confers a Leadership Award upon an individual whose accomplishments best exemplify excellence in the study of African and/or African Diasporic arts and/or whose innovative contributions and vision have advanced the field. The Award is presented every three years at the Triennial Symposium of African Art Awards Ceremony, and consists of an appropriate memento, a citation, and a lifetime membership in ACASA.

Criteria for the Award are the distinction of contribution to the field of African and African Diasporic art, as measured by a lifetime of accomplishments in areas such as teaching, mentoring, research, curating, publishing, artistic expression, administration, and service to the field. In addition, the individual should have demonstrated generosity of spirit and collegiality. Candidates within and outside of the academic and museum communities are considered. Nominees must be ACASA members in good standing. Join ACASA

Submissions should be received by October 30, 2019 at


2017 ACASA Leadership Award Recipient               2017 ACASA Leadership Award Recipient

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts                                      Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

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