The 2015 National Arts Awards were a tremendous success! Thank you for your participation!
We are happy to announce that the event raised over $725,000 to help further the work of Americans for the Arts, ensuring that all Americans have access to the arts and arts education.
On October 19, 2015, Americans for the Arts was pleased to honor:
Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award
Young Artist Award
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
Arts Education Award
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Philanthropy in the Arts Award
Americans for the Arts is thrilled to have Carolyn Clark Powers as its National Arts Awards Chair and as the namesake of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
View the great work of this year's honorees in the 2015 National Arts Awards Dinner Journal.
The 2015 National Arts Awards were sponsored in part by:
Arison Arts Foundation
Maria and Bill Bell
David and Susan Goode
The Herb Alpert Foundation
Susan and John Hess
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Nora C. Orphanides
Carolyn Clark Powers
The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Rick Rosenthal and Nancy Stephens, and Jamie Rosenthal Wolf and David Wolf
Regina K. Scully
Special thanks to Delta Air Lines, official airline of the 2015 National Arts Awards
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.