The Mayor's Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. This year the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 30th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards. We are now accepting nominations. The awards are limited to individuals and nonprofit organizations that reside in the District of Columbia.
Artists and organizations will be recognized in five categories:
Excellence in an Artistic Discipline;
Excellence in Service to the Arts;
Innovation in the Arts;
Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education;
Outstanding Emerging Artist.
The Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are limited to full-time arts teachers who are employed by a District of Columbia elementary, middle or high school. The three categories for arts teaching are:
Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts,
Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts,
Excellence in Teaching Language Arts.
Special awards will be given to several individuals and organizations, recognizing their outstanding support to DC’s arts, entertainment, and creative industries.