The 2021 Spokane Arts Awards will be at Lucky You Lounge on Saturday, September 18! Save the date and watch for more event details here as they are announced this summer. The Arts Awards event is a celebration of all the amazing work being done in our area across every arts discipline. One of the ways we celebrate that work is through recognizing individuals and organizations with the Arts Awards Nominations for the Arts Awards are open now!
Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts. The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion.
In any of these categories, you may nominate an artist, volunteer, neighborhood, educator, organization, community leader, donor, business or any other entity which you feel deserves recognition. Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – we welcome any nomination that celebrates the wealth of participation in Spokane’s arts ecosystem.
There are four award categories:
Leadership – positive and consistent advocacy, a role model for others in the arts, a venture culturalist, excellent stewardship of resources
Collaboration – creating and supporting partnerships, sharing resources, finding shared solutions, brings new meaning to the phrase “democratic participation”
Inclusion – enacting just and diverse community, building bridges across divides, proactive approach to accessibility and inclusion
Imagination – an energizing and inspiring presence, jaw-dropping creativity, sky’s-the-limit approach, excellent execution of innovative ideas
You do not need to nominate for each category, but please fill in all applicable fields for the category or categories in which you submit a nominee using the form here. We reserve the right to award your nominee in a different category, but please do NOT nominate one nominee for multiple categories. Select the one category that you feel best reflects your nominee’s contribution.
Questions about the Arts Awards? Email Mika@spokanearts.org. Learn more about past Arts Awards events, nominees, and award winners here.