The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) confers a Leadership Award upon a living honoree 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 to four 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
This award submission is currently closed. It will open after the ACASA Triennial in June 2021.
Submissions should then be received by Friday, November 17, 2023.
2017 ACASA Leadership Award Recipients
Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir