Arts Education Award: Awarded to an individual or organization that has demonstrated excellence in arts education and/or youth work. May apply to a program for youth and/or adults.Winners will be announced and nominees will be honored at the their gala event on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Rialto Theatre.
Arts and Cultural Advocate: Awarded to an individual or organization that has significantly contributed to the Tucson and Pima County cultural community and has raised the visibility of Southern Arizona's arts and culture sector. This may include work through direct advocacy efforts as well as promoting the value of the arts.
Business Award: Awarded to a private-sector business that actively supports and promotes local arts organizations, programs, and individual artists through advocacy and/or community outreach and involvement initiatives, such as work-place based gallery exhibitions, volunteerism, scholarships, and a variety of other activities that promotes the value of arts and culture in our community.
Artist Award: Awarded to an individual artist who has demonstrated excellence, originality, and ingenuity in the local arts and culture sector.
Arts Organization Award: Awarded to a public or private arts organization that has demonstrated excellence in serving the people of Tucson and Pima County. This may include exemplary work across disciplines, as well as advocating for and promoting the value of arts and culture in Southern Arizona.
The David Hoyt Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: Awarded to an individual, organization, or arts administrator who has demonstrated excellence, resilience, integrity, and resourcefulness in the arts and culture sector.
Emerging Artist or Arts Organization: Award to an individual, collective, or organization with three years or less of operating experience that has demonstrated excellence in Southern Arizona's arts and culture sector. May apply to a program for or by youth.