Awards Celebration

For the past 38 years, the Arts + Business Council has hosted an annual awards ceremony to celebrate its mission and increase support to enable the organization to expand its impact and reach. This upcoming year, the Arts + Business Council will honor projects that demonstrate an impactful collaboration between the arts and business sectors. Arts organizations, businesses, artists, and other groups and individuals are eligible to nominate a project active on or after May 2021.

Join us in May to celebrate and learn more from this year’s awardees and businesses advancing the arts. The event will be filled with live performances, drinks, light fare, and an opportunity to network with Arts + Business Council’s community, including creative leaders, advocates, and artists from the region.

Supporting Arts + Business Council’s Annual Awards Celebration raises crucial funding to enable the organization to continue its impact and expand its reach. Thank you for your support.

Arts + Business Council Awards Nominations Are Now Closed.

In its 38 years, the Arts + Business Council Awards have taken different forms to best recognize 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.





Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Liz Thompson at [email protected]


Projects must meet the minimum criteria:

1) The project was executed and/or active on or after May 2021.

2) The project primarily serves the 11-county Greater Philadelphia area.

3) The project is a collaboration between at least one artist, arts organization, or group, and at least one business.

Additional preferred criteria include:

1) A history or relationship with the Arts + Business Council.

2) How much the project centers inclusion, diversity, equity, access and belonging.

3) A plan for sustainability.

4) All parties involved are based in Philadelphia.

Anyone; the nominator does not need to have a direct connection to the project.

Arts + Business Council’s advisory board will evaluate and score nominations based on how well the project meets the minimum and preferred criteria.

Date, time, and registration to attend the event will be updated soon. Please direct any questions regarding the event, sponsorship or program book ad opportunities to  Liz Thompson, Director, Arts + Business Council at [email protected].