Each year the St. Lawrence County Arts Council recognizes someone in the North Country for their dedicated service to the Arts in our region. The names of these community leaders are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the SLC Arts offices in Potsdam.
Individuals who are nominated may not be artists themselves, but their passion, devotion, and work have made the North Country a better place through the Arts or a better place for artists to live, work, and create.

We are pleased to announce Kimberly Busch as the recipient of our 2018 Arts Recognition Award!

The award was presented by Suzy McBroom, SLC Arts’ Executive Director, as a surprise to Busch during a Canton Central School grades 5/6 ensemble concert on May 30th.

Kimberly Busch is an outstanding arts educator: in addition to her role as a middle school and high school vocal music director at Canton Central School, she directs Canton’s musicals, and created and teaches a technical theatre class which designs and builds sets for the musicals. She also takes on volunteer roles in the St. Lawrence County Music Educators’ Association, is the president of the Orchestra of Northern New York’s Volunteer Guild, and helps with various music events at Potsdam schools. She leads others in our community through her good example. Busch is dedicated and works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the arts in the North Country thriving.

Congratulations, Kimberly!

Submit nominations for 2019 here:


Or print & mail a paper nomination form to SLC Arts, PO Box 252, Potsdam NY 13676.
Nominations for the 2019 Arts Recognition Award will be accepted through January 25, 2019, and will be considered by SLC Arts’ Board of Directors.