On October 21, 2013, the National Arts Awards honored:
John and Mary Pappajohn
Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts
Arts Education Award
Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
Will Cotton – Featured Visual Artist
with performances by alumni from the National YoungArts Foundation
Our honorees are as diverse as their life’s work. Some are artists at the very beginning of their careers while others are lifetime achievers who serve as models of creativity and dedication. Some are citizen artists - advocates for artistry that is a positive force of change. Others are private or public sector leaders working to ensure that all Americans have access to the arts and arts education. We also honor individual and corporate leaders who financially support the arts.
At the National Arts Awards, more than 400 of the world's top artists and philanthropic leaders gather to recognize these achievements and applaud the accomplishments of a wide range of individuals and businesses that exhibit outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy.
Americans for the Arts Board Member Maria Bell served as Chair for the ninth consecutive year and she was joined, once again, by Co-Chairs Edythe and Eli Broad and Isabella and Theodor Dalenson.
The 2013 National Arts Awards were sponsored by:
The Bell Family Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
The Herb Alpert Foundation
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff