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National Arts Awards

The National Arts Awards[1] are presented by Americans for the Arts[2] annually during National Arts & Humanities Month to distinguish private sector arts leadership.

Categories

The National Arts Awards are divided into the following categories:

  • Arts Advocacy Award is presented to a noted artist or arts advocate with a track record of advocating for the arts.
  • Arts Education Award is presented to a noted artist or arts advocate with a track record of contributing to the advancement of arts education.
  • Corporate Citizenship in the Arts Award is presented to a high-profile, major corporate leader with a record of contributing to arts and cultural institutions or initiatives.
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts is presented to an individual with a demonstrable history of philanthropic giving to one or more major arts institutions.
  • Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a nationally recognized, established artist with a lifetime of exemplary artistic accomplishment in his or her field.
  • The Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award is presented to an individual who has achieved incredible accomplishments and exemplary leadership while still early in their careers.
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Arts celebrates the artistic excellence of an established artist or arts advocate.
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award, was awarded by the Arts & Business Council from 1996 to 2004, it became part of the National Arts Awards in 2005.[3]

Recipients

Not all categories are awarded each year

Recipients before 1998

Arnold Gingrich Memorial Award

Arts Advocacy Award

Arts Education Award

Corporate Citizenship in the Arts

Featured Artist

Kitty Carlisle Hart Award

Awarded by the Arts & Business Council from 1996 to 2004, it became part of the National Arts Awards in 2005.[3]

Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Recognition

1998

1999

2000

  • Wendy Wasserstein, Arts Advocacy Award
  • Peter I. Bijur, Corporate Citizen Award
  • Frank Gehry and Thomas Krens, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Jo Carole Lauder, Philanthropy Award
  • Uma Thurman, Young Artist Special Recognition Award

2001

2002

2003

2004

  • Chuck Close, Artistic Leadership and Arts Advocacy
  • A.G. Lafley, Procter & Gamble, Corporate Citizenship in the Arts
  • Raymond Nasher, Frederick R. Weisman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • Paul Taylor, Lifetime Achievement
  • William Bassell, Principal, Long Island City High School, Special Arts Education Recognition Award
  • Mena Suvari, Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

  • Paul G. Allen, Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • James Rosenquist, Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell, Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
  • Josh Groban, Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • Lin Arison, Arts Education Award
  • AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Corporate Citizenship in the Arts Award

2013

  • Dakota Fanning - Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • B.B. King - Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John and Mary Pappajohn - Eli & Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • Joel Shapiro - Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
  • Alberto Carvalho - Arts Education Award

2014

  • Richard Serra - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • David Hallberg - Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • Norie Sato - Public Art Network Award
  • Malissa Feruzzi Shriver - Arts Education Award

2015

2016

References

  1. ^ Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Americans for the Arts". Americans for the Arts.
  3. ^ a b Robishaw, Lori; Gard Ewell, Maryo (2011). Commemorating 50 Years of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-879903-07-4.
  4. ^ "Arthur Mitchell Receives Arts Achievement Prize". The New York Times. October 24, 1987. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Lady Gaga, Sophia Loren, and More Dazzle as Honorees at the 55th Annual Arts Awards". Vogue.
  6. ^ "Lady Gaga Earns 'Beyond Special' Young Artist Award, Poses With Sophia Loren". Billboard.
  7. ^ "National Arts Awards". Americans for the Arts. 21 October 2013.

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