This Spring, we invite you to celebrate the leaders, volunteers, artists, organizations and partnerships that make our region culturally vibrant and economically strong. Explore our tremendous list of 2018 Honorees below and get your tickets to support the creative disruptors and innovators that make our region a “global creative capital.” On May 23, we will gather for a night to remember, with over 600 leading creative, business, legal and technology professionals to envision the future of our creative sector and acknowledge those who are creating it today.
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The 2018 Anne d’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence goes to: (1) Joan Myers Brown, Founder, Philadanco! (2) Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia (3) Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, Visit Philadelphia
The Anne d’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence is bestowed upon an artist innovator 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 2018 G. Fred Dibona Jr Individual Leadership Award goes to: PNC Arts Alive
The G. Fred Dibona Jr Individual Leadership Award is bestowed upon individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the arts, culture, or creative sectors.
The 2018 Creative Economy Award goes to: Printfresh
The Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field strives to recognize a successful business having strong ties to Philadelphia’s creative sector and a unique positioning at the intersection between arts and business.
The 2018 Designing Leadership Alumni Award goes to: Ellen Owens, Director of Learning Programs, Penn Museum
The Designing Leadership Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of individual leaders in the creative sector who have invested in professional and personal development by completing the Designing Leadership curriculum.
The 2018 PNC Arts Alive Award goes to: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
The PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam recognizes a visual and/or performing arts group that has successfully demonstrated an innovative approach to increasing arts access and engagement.
The 2018 Business + Arts Partnership Award goes to: Reed Smith LLP + Village of Arts and Humanities
The Business + Arts Partnership Award is 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.
The 2018 Business on Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award goes to Jeffrey Holder, Owner, Jeffrey Holder Photography, for board service to InLiquid Art + Design
The Business on Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award is 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.