Artists' Opportunities

Richmond Arts Awards

The annual Arts Awards recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders.

Arts Education
Recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.

Artistic Innovation
Recognizes an individual artist or organization that is producing visionary creative work, exhibiting innovation within their arts discipline and/or bringing a new cultural experience to the city of Richmond.

Business and the Arts
Recognizes a business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through sponsorship, philanthropic and/or volunteer service.

Volunteerism
Recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.

Youth Arts
Recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community.

Cultural Leadership
Recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, their organization stewardship and/or their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.

The Richmond Arts Awards was developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition and is sponsored by the Richmond News.

The awards program was developed in 2009 by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition. It is presented with support from The Richmond News.

2016 Arts Awards Winners
2015 Arts Awards Winners
2014 Arts Awards Winners
2013 Arts Awards Winners
2012 Arts Awards Winners
2011 Arts Awards Winners
2010 Arts Awards Winners
2009 Arts Awards Winners