Richmond Arts Awards
The annual Arts Awards recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders.
Do you know a cultural leader or arts supporter who deserves recognition? Nominations are now open for the 12th annual Richmond Arts Awards.
In light of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, the City of Richmond has postponed the Richmond Arts Awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended until further notice.
To date, the program has attracted more than 200 nominations across six categories, recognizing both well-established institutions and rising stars in Richmond’s arts community. Three finalists in each of the six categories will be named in April and award recipients will be announced in a special ceremony hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie at Richmond City Hall, with dates to be announced. All artistic disciplines are eligible.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the following six categories:
Recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.
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.
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.
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.
The winner of this category will be awarded a $200 cash prize by the Richmond Arts Coalition.
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 are presented through a partnership between the Richmond Arts Coalition and the City of Richmond's Arts Services, and sponsored by the Richmond News.
2017 Arts Awards Winners
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