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Mickey Miners Award
Mickey Miners Award

Mickey Miners, former Curator of Performing Arts for Children at the Detroit Institute of the Arts
IPAY's highest award is presented annually, at Showcase, to a person who has made a significant impact on the field of the performing arts for young audiences.

The IPAY Board of Directors will accept nominations the 2020 Mickey Miners award in the fall of 2019.

The Mickey Miners award is given to someone who has contributed significantly over an extended period of time to the field of performing arts for youth. The awardee can be anyone involved in the field: a presenter, an agent, an artist, a producer, an administrator, a teaching artist – any person who exemplifies the energy, vision, experience, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of those who deeply care about positively impacting the lives of young people with live performances that entertain and enlighten.

Your nomination should include a resume or CV, as well as a written statement from the nominator as to why you feel this person deserves the award. Contact information – phone number and email address – for both nominator and nominee, should also be included.

Please send your nominations to IPAY ( with all of the above information. If you have questions, please contact TJ Alladin, IPAY Managing Director, at or at 267-690-1325.

Previous Mickey Miners Award Recipients:

  • 2016—Cheryle Hansen
  • 2015Dave Brown
  • 2014—Mary Rose Lloyd
  • 2013—Saskia Janse and Onny Huisink
  • 2012—Jim Morrow
  • 2011—David Gonzalez
  • 2010—Michael Holden, Alan Liddell, Tony Reekie
  • 2009—Heather Spicuzza
  • 2008—Kim Peter Kovac
  • 2007—Gary Gaydos
  • 2006—Carol North
  • 2005—Susan Murphy
  • 2004—Brian Joyce
  • 2003—Maranne Welch

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