AWARDS CELEBRATION
Nominate. Celebrate. Collaborate. This is the moment for creative community building.

May 23, 2017 marks the 32nd annual Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration, a major moment for milestones. Together with you, our “Partners in Imagination,” we honor the exceptional leaders, innovators, partnerships and volunteers who work to make our region culturally vibrant and economically strong. Mix with business, legal, technology and creative professionals on a night dedicated to the wonders of creativity, collaboration and community. This is our major fundraising event of the year, with sponsorship, donations and tickets sustaining over $2.5 million in nonprofit services to the region’s arts, culture and heritage community year round.

Get involved. Nominate a business, cultural leader and organization creating disproportionate impact and drop us a line to discuss how culture, creativity and community building can benefit your bottom line. For more information contact Ari Kushner at (215) 790-3606 or [email protected]

The 2017 Awards

NOMINATE

Nominate a deserving nonprofit arts organization, creative business, partnership, ABC Volunteer or Leadership Alumni for the Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration 2017. Our Award Criteria give you the low down on the how and who, and feel free to nominate yourself or your business if you’re doing impactful work. Open now until Friday, January 6, 2016 (midnight!), let us know who you think fits the bill for creative community leader today.

PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam

Recognizing a visual and/or performing arts group that has successfully demonstrated an innovative approach to increasing arts access and engagement, as a part of a five-year, $5-million program by the PNC Foundation designed to support visual and performing arts organizations. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who you think fits the bill for most innovative.

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Black Thought Awards Celebration

Business + Arts Partnership Award

Granted to a preeminent union between a business and an arts or cultural organization that clearly demonstrates the roles of leadership from each party as well as their shared benefits. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who you think fits the bill for most collaborative.

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Former Governor Edward G. Rendell

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field

Recognizing a successful business having strong ties to Philadelphia’s creative sector and a unique positioning at the intersection between arts and business. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who you think fits the bill for most creative community partnership today.

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ABC Annual Awards Celebration 2017

Designing Leadership Award

Recognizing and celebrate the accomplishments of individual leaders in the creative sector who have invested in professional and personal development by completing the Designing Leadership curriculum. One program graduate will be recognized each year. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who you think fits the bill for most creative and dedicated community leader today.

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Awards Celebration David Gloss Karin Copeland Mayor Jim Kenney

Business On Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

Presented to an individual having gone above and beyond in the Arts + Business Council’s Business on Board program, serving their arts organization with both skill and dedication. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who you think fits the bill for most dedicated community leader today.

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Awards 2017 Celebration

Business Volunteers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award

Ppresented to the volunteer who has made a serious and significant impact on the organization they are partnered with through the Arts + Business Council program Business Volunteers for the Arts. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who deserves to be honored for their contribution.

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Awards Celebration 2017

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award

Presented to the lawyer who has had a profound effect on the functionality of the individual artist or arts organization that they represented through the Arts + Business Council’s Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program. Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who should be honored for protecting and securing the creative economy.

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Bruce Mau Speaker Event Steve Klasko Natalie Nixon

Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year Award

Bestowed upon a technology professional who has allowed for a brighter technological outlook within the arts organizations they assisted through the Technology Connectors program.Open now until midnight on Friday, January 6, 2016, let us know who deserves to be honored for their contribution as a volunteer.

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Award Celebration 2017