The Arts + Business Council’s annual awards program honors leaders in the Philadelphia region who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities.

The Awards bring together members of these communities, strengthening the network of leaders, volunteers, artists, organizations, and partnerships, to illustrate the contribution of the arts to our city and its residents. Each year, hundreds of business, legal, technology, and creative professionals gather for an evening celebrating the exceptional leaders, partnerships, and volunteers who drive change and innovation in our communities.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20, 2019

Award Categories

This award is bestowed to individuals who are deeply engaged in the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Community. Recipients must demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to their community.

Leadership Award Nominees should exemplify all of the following attributes:

LEADERSHIP

Nominees may range from individual artists to C-suite professionals who have held one or more leadership positions within the creative community (nonprofit boards, volunteer leadership, staff at both for and not-for-profit creative organizations)

INNOVATION

Nominees have brought innovative approaches to the creative community that have made a valuable impact (such as design thinking for business or entrepreneurial tactics for arts organizations)

COMMUNITY

Nominees have shown a commitment to improving the civic vibrancy of Greater Philadelphia

This prestigious award is bestowed upon an artist who has achieved national or worldwide acclaim, embodies artistic achievement and serves as an inspiration to the Greater Philadelphia region both as an artist and a leader. The honoree for this award will be announced by Arts + Business Council staff in 2020.

This honorable award is bestowed upon individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the arts, culture, or creative sectors. The honoree for this award will be announced by Arts + Business Council staff in 2020.

Past Winners

In its 35 years of honoring leaders across the Greater Philadelphia region, the Arts + Business Council Awards have taken on a variety of iterations.

Throughout its span, the Awards have shifted and molded to take the shape of what best recognizes our region’s greatest leaders who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities. Along the way, some award categories have been added to highlight specific verticals within our communities while other categories have been retired to make room for new, innovative ideas.

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Olivia Rettstatt, Programs Assistant at (215) 790-3677 or [email protected]