The 2014 National Arts Awards have come to a close, but 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 20, 2014, Americans for the Arts was pleased to honor:

Richard Serra
Lifetime Achievement Award

Vicki and Roger Sant
Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts

Arts Education Award

American Legion Auxiliary
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award

Madeleine H. Berman
Legacy Award

David Hallberg
Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award

with performances by alumni from the National YoungArts Foundation and work by featured visual artist Shepard Fairey

View the great work of this year's honorees in the 2014 National Arts Awards Dinner Journal.

The 2014 National Arts Awards were sponsored in part by:

The Bell Family Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Debra and Leon Black
Larry Gagosian
Agnes Gund
The Herb Alpert Foundation
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff
National YoungArts Foundation
Vicki and Roger Sant

Special thanks to Delta Air Lines, official airline of the 2014 National Arts Awards


Americans for the Arts thanks and congratulates Board Member Maria Bell, who served as Chair for the tenth consecutive year. She was joined by Co-Chairs Sarah Arison, Edythe and Eli Broad, Agnes Gund, and Julie and Edward J. Minskoff.


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.