national arts awards: about the awards
| Monday, October 21, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Cipriani 42nd Street
New York City
Americans for the Arts recognizes private-sector arts leadership nationally at our National Arts Awards in New York City, held annually every fall in the following categories:
- Arts Advocacy Award is presented to a noted artist or arts advocate with a track record of advocating for the arts.
- Arts Education Award is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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.