Criteria for Selection

Criterion 1: Membership

  • Date of registration.
  • Status of membership (good standing).

If necessary, contact the SNA Secretariat to verify date and status.

Criterion 2: Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • Provide your academic training, including secondary schools, colleges of education/ polytechnics and universities attended and qualifications received.
  • Identify all positions you have held in the teaching or practice of the visual arts beginning with the most recent. Give complete dates of employment, including job titles, employers and brief descriptions of responsibilities. Using month and year, add up the total number of months in each position (e.g., October 1995–May 1996 = 7 months). The total number of months for all positions must add up to at least 240 (20 years). Also indicate the percentage of time spent in the performance, management or teaching of the visual arts in each position.
  • If you have owned a non-profit, gallery, cultural centre, auction house, library or consulting firm or worked in one, or in a cultural agency, explain the organisation’s size, practice area and general reputation in its community or industry.

Criterion 3: Professional Capability

  • Provide five significant examples in your career that demonstrate your professional capabilities as a practitioner or educator and show how your work has been consequential to or achieved wide influence in the industry, your community or the profession.
  • Present each example in a situation/action/outcome or result format. Briefly explain the situation, strategies and tactics taken and the outcome or result. (Consider outcome, not output. For example, did attitudes change, profit increase or attendance/participation improve? By how much?)
  • Describe your personal contribution in each example.
  • Examples can include (but are not limited to):
    • Use of innovative strategies and tactics to accomplish exceptional results for your organisation or client.
  • Comprehensive exhibitions, lectures, workshops and other programmes that have resulted in behavioural change, educated other visual arts professionals and extended the impact of your work within a community, the industry or public policy.
  • Exceptional management of the business or teaching of the visual arts that generated a new standard of collaboration, enhanced results from new technology and/or new training excellence.
  • Anecdotes about the success of current or past students beyond the classroom. Or, efforts that succeeded in elevating the reputation of your department or school.
  • Groundbreaking research that led to change in your or your client’s organisation and was successfully applied later in other situations.

*Please include a name, phone number and email address for a contact who can verify your contribution in each example, if possible. Do not use the same contact repeatedly.

Criterion 4: Advancement of the Profession

  • Provide five significant examples of your work that exhibit superior contributions to the field of visual arts and have advanced the state of the profession.
  • Present each example in a situation/action/outcome or result format.
  • Explain clearly your personal role and contribution and how each action advanced the profession.
  • Examples can include (but are not limited to):
  • A significant contribution to the industry through professional accomplishment, such as a noteworthy analytical work that altered previously held perceptions among visual arts professionals or other stakeholders.
  • Articles, books, chapters, published monographs or blogs, Tweet chats or discussion groups you’ve led or lectures delivered that contributed to the profession’s body of knowledge or increased understanding of the profession by the public, media or others. Be specific about the title, publication and/or date of presentation, as well as the impact.
  • Research activities you created and/or conducted, such as studies published or otherwise made public that advanced the profession in a significant way. Explain how each research activity advanced the profession. Unpublished articles or proprietary research cannot be considered without a clear explanation of their benefits to the profession.
  • Programmes or events that you initiated or developed and passed on to others to continue.
  • Activities and initiatives you have led or created that increased appreciation and understanding of the visual arts among those who are neither practitioners nor educators.

*Please include a name, phone number and email address for a contact who can verify your contribution in each example, if possible.  Do not use the same contact repeatedly.

Criterion 5: Service and Leadership

  • Provide five significant examples of your past, current and ongoing volunteer service and identifying instances of your clear leadership role. Describe what you did or are doing, your major contributions and the overall effects or consequences of the service.
  • Present each example in a situation/action/outcome or result format.
  • Examples can include (but are not limited to):
  • Significant instances of your demonstrated leadership within SNA at the Chapter, Zonal, National committee or the Board of Trustees or National officer level.
  • Significant contributions to other professional organisations (e.g., National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners).
  • Significant contributions to professional organisations in an industry where you work or have worked (e.g., architecture, engineering, health care, travel/tourism, etc.).
  • Leadership and volunteer service in your community for an organization, nonprofit, not-for-profit or cause where your participation had a significant impact.

*Please include a name, phone number and email address for a contact who can verify your contribution in each example, if possible.  Do not use the same contact repeatedly.

Criterion 6: Contributions as a Role Model

  • Provide five examples that show how you have exhibited personal and professional qualities as a role model to others.
  • Present each example in a situation/action/outcome or result format.
  • Examples can include (but are not limited to):
    • Mentoring, ethics training and other educational activities that enhanced the professional skills of young people or practitioners who were not your own students or employees.
  • Outstanding public and community service you performed that was not part of your job and did not provide direct financial gain. Describe the benefit of the activities, your role and why you were involved. Also indicate the scope (local, regional, state, national or international) of each programme.
  • Awards or other citations that provide evidence that peers have recognised you as a role model in the visual arts profession. Indicate the date received, the awarding organisation, criteria for nomination and rationale for the recognition, i.e., what is the purpose of the award and why did you receive it?

*Please include a name, phone number and email address for a contact who can verify your contribution in each example, if possible.  Do not use the same contact repeatedly.