Greater Dover Arts Council

The Greater Dover Arts Council (GDAC) is a volunteer group of local arts enthusiasts, educators, parents, & community partners. Appointments are made by the Mayor of Dover. The GDAC was established by Mayor and Council by Resolution dated February 13, 1989.

Current Committee Members

Chevis Anderson, Chairman        Margie Cyr, Vice Chairman        Taylor Collins
Charles Guerin       Paul Janiga       Tracey Miller       Cynthia Witt        Sarah Zimmerman
Karen DeMarco        Yvonne Martine        Mayor Robin R. Christiansen

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Dover Arts Council is to assist Kent County artists and arts organizations whose artistic pursuits enhance the quality of life in Greater Dover.

GDAC Bylaws 2015

Mayor's Arts Awards

Recognizing the value and importance of the arts to the City of Dover and its surrounding communities, former Mayor Stephen R. Speed, the Dover City Council and the Greater Dover Arts Council (GDAC) established the Mayor’s Arts Awards in 2007 to honor groups and individuals that have made a lasting and profound impact on the artistic and cultural life of the Greater Dover area.

Phyllis Levitt
Dover Art League

Dover Symphony

Kent County Theatre Guild

no award presented

no award presented

Dr, Basilio Bautista
Biggs Museum of American Art

Jan Crumpley
K. M. Hammond
Donald A. Parks

Sharon Crossen
Delaware Friends of Folk
Gary Knox

Delaware State News

Dover English Country Dancers
Inner City Cultural League, Inc.
Dr. James Wilson

Mayor's Youth Arts Awards

Mayor Carleton E. Carey, Sr., the Dover City Council and the Greater Dover Arts Council (GDAC) established the Mayor’s Youth Arts Awards in 2009 to identify, encourage, and recognize talented high school arts students who are heavily involved in the local arts scene. This award recognizes the value of young artists to the City of Dover and its arts community, highlighting the importance of education in fostering future artists.

Connor Graham
Julianne Morris
Conor McGriffin

Jordan Beard
Ronald Rider, Jr.
Jeffery Heilman

no award presented

no award presented

Rachel Frebert
Alicia M. Fox
Thomas Price

Alex Brown
Marius Sander
Elizabeth Stant
Tymir Thompkins

Angel Caldwell
Chalay Marie Horne
Claire Kolakowski

Jack & Jeffrey Kidner
Michael Kosior