KLRU was honored in the Partners In The Arts Awards for partnering with the city’s cultural centers. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions toward the expression of the creative community through the arts.
KLRU partnered with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the Asian American Resource Center and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural and Genealogy Center to present screenings and discussions of films like Latino Americans, Freedom Summer and Children of Giant. CEO and General Manager Bill Stotesbery and Senior Vice President Maury Sullivan were recognized for exceptional interest in engaging, educating, informing and entertaining community members.
The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and Parks and Recreation Department give these awards each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month as a part of Austin Creates! celebrations.
This year’s other honorees include: Representative Dawnna Dukes, for leadership in establishing the Juneteenth Memorial; Teruko Nimura, for her Drawing Lines public art project; Jose Ibarra, for his work on the Seaholm art wall; Austin Commercial – and, specifically, senior project manager Steven Jones – for the city’s largest public art commission to date; and the thinkEAST Living Charette Team for their best practices in creative placemaking and public/private partnerships.