The 2017 National Arts Awards were a tremendous success. Thank you for your support and participation. 

We are happy to announce that the event raised over $900,000 to help further the work of Americans for the Arts, ensuring that all Americans have access to the arts and arts education. 

Through the 2017 National Arts Awards have passed, there is still time to contribute and celebrate those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy.

On October 23, 2017, Americans for the Arts was pleased to honor:Honorees include: 

Clive Davis
Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award
 
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
Philanthropy in the Arts Award
 
Thelma Golden
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
 
William Lehr, Jr.
Legacy Award
 
Studio in a School 
Arts Education Award
 
Andra Day
Ted Arison Young Artist Award
 
with work by featured visual artists Sarah Sze
 
 
The 2017 National Arts Awards were sponsored in part by: 
 
Arison Arts Foundation
Carolyn Clark Powers

 

View the great work of 2017 National Arts Awards honorees in the 2017 National Arts Awards Dinner Journal.

 



Celebrating Achievements of Arts Leaders Across the Nation

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 that exhibit outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy.

View the National Arts Awards Archive to learn more about previous honorees.

 

Questions? Please contact us at naareservations@artsusa.org or 202-371-2830 x2033