Arts Awards

The Arts Council has been host to the annual Arts Awards for over 30 years. It is our signature event. Each year the general public is invited to nominate individuals and organizations who have had significant impact on the Greater New Haven arts community. A jury selects five recipients to receive an Arts Award and in December we present the awards at a festive luncheon at the New Haven Lawn Club. We also present a C. Newton Schenck III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts to an individual who has spent their career embracing and endorsing the arts to the benefit of audiences of all ages.

It is a wonderful celebration of the amazing talent and dedication that enrich our region.


This video, made for The Arts Council of Greater New Haven by Travis Carbonella, features the 2016 Arts Awards winners: Charles C. Kingsley, Kwadwo Adae, Travis Carbonella, Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, and Eric Ginnish of East Street Arts.