Arts Awards









The 38th Annual Arts Awards on December 7 will honor Phenomenal Women, celebrating the power of women in our creative community. In spite of the ongoing threats, women are rising and the arts can be central to this movement.

• Who are the creative women that empower our region through arts and culture?
• What organizations empower women and girls?
• Where have feminist movements flourished in our creative community?

The Arts Council seeks nominees from all corners of Greater New Haven in any discipline, which might include individuals, organizations, businesses, volunteers, philanthropists, events, and ideas. There is no limit to how many nominations you can submit. In fact, we encourage multiple submissions! However, an independent jury will select five winners based on quality, not quantity, of nominations.

The Arts Council relies on you to speak up about the creative experiences that have made an impact on your life. Thank you for sharing your input!

Submit your nominations through Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m.

For a list of past recipients, click here.

This year’s jury members are: Katie Eber, Kim Futrell, Helen Kauder, Jules Larson, Annie Lin , Jocelyn Maminta, Eileen Scully, and Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky.

New this year: The Arts Council seeks submissions for an original design and performance to explore the Phenomenal Women theme of the Arts Awards. Artists of all kinds from Greater New Haven are encouraged to submit their concept by July 19, 2018. 


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