Arts Advocacy Award

Presented to a noted artist or arts advocate with a track record of advocating for the arts.

Arts Education Award

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

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

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

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

Presented to an individual who has achieved incredible accomplishments and exemplary leadership while still early in their careers.

Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award

Celebrates the artistic excellence of an established artist or arts advocate.

Special Recognition Award

Presented to an artist, organization or company, or individual who has either displayed exemplary artistic accomplishments in their field or made a significant contribution to cultural development in America, or to a young artist who can make a compelling argument for the influence of the arts in his or her life.


Not all categories are awarded each year.