Americans for the Arts is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts award for State Legislator and 2018 nominations for Mayor and Governor.

Please state in bullet point format the reasons for your nomination of the individual named. Clearly identify his or her community arts contributions, measurable impact on the arts and arts education, facts and figures of accomplishments, innovative style and leadership, and your work with the nominee.

Please limit your nominating statement to under 5,000 characters. Our database will reject any statement that exceeds this amount.

Nominations for State Legislator, Mayor and Governor must be submitted by November 10, 2017.

To review the list of previous honorees and statements about their contributions, click here.


Contact Person in Nominee's Office

Street Address
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Letters of Recommendation (max. of 2) can be uploaded here, submitted by mail to our D.C. office, or emailed to the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs.