National Arts Awards

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The National Arts Awards[1] are presented by Americans for the Arts[2] annually during National Arts & Humanities Month to distinguish private sector arts leadership.

The National Arts Awards are divided into 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 celebrates the artistic excellence of an established artist or arts advocate.
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award, was awarded by the Arts & Business Council from 1996 to 2004, it became part of the National Arts Awards in 2005.[3]

Recipients[edit]

Not all categories are awarded each year

Recipients before 1998[edit]

Arnold Gingrich Memorial Award[edit]

Arts Advocacy Award[edit]

Arts Education Award[edit]

Corporate Citizenship in the Arts[edit]

Featured Artist[edit]

Kitty Carlisle Hart Award[edit]

Awarded by the Arts & Business Council from 1996 to 2004, it became part of the National Arts Awards in 2005.[3]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Special Recognition[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

  • Wendy Wasserstein, Arts Advocacy Award
  • Peter I. Bijur, Corporate Citizen Award
  • Frank Gehry and Thomas Krens, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Jo Carole Lauder, Philanthropy Award
  • Uma Thurman, Young Artist Special Recognition Award

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

  • Chuck Close, Artistic Leadership and Arts Advocacy
  • A.G. Lafley, Procter & Gamble, Corporate Citizenship in the Arts
  • Raymond Nasher, Frederick R. Weisman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • Paul Taylor, Lifetime Achievement
  • William Bassell, Principal, Long Island City High School, Special Arts Education Recognition Award
  • Mena Suvari, Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

  • Paul G. Allen, Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • James Rosenquist, Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell, Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
  • Josh Groban, Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • Lin Arison, Arts Education Award
  • AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Corporate Citizenship in the Arts Award

2013[edit]

  • Dakota Fanning - Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • B.B. King – Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John and Mary Pappajohn – Eli & Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • Joel Shapiro – Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
  • Alberto Carvalho – Arts Education Award

2014[edit]

  • Richard Serra - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • David Hallberg - Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
  • Norie Sato - Public Art Network Award
  • Malissa Feruzzi Shriver - Arts Education Award

2015[edit]

References[edit]