Spokane Arts is excited to host the annual Arts Awards—a celebration of the arts community in Spokane! Join us on Saturday, September 23, at Lucky You Lounge for live music, performances, poetry, plus the presentation of the Arts Awards!
The Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of creatives, 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 each category, nominated artists, volunteers, neighborhoods, educators, organizations, community leaders, or donors are selected by a panel of Arts Commissioners and community arts representatives from the pool of community-nominated candidates. Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – Spokane Arts strives to celebrate and recognize the wealth of participation in Spokane’s creative ecosystem.
Nominations are now open! Click here to nominate a local creative, arts and culture organization, or local individual!
Leadership Award – Leadership in our arts community can be demonstrated in many ways, including through positive and consistent advocacy, being a role model for others in the arts, a venture culturalist, or an excellent stewardship of resources.
Inclusion Award – Inclusion in our arts community can involve enacting just and diverse community, building bridges across divides, creating proactive approaches to accessibility and inclusion.
Collaboration Award – Collaboration in our arts community can include creating and supporting partnerships, sharing resources, finding shared solutions, or bringing new meaning to the phrase “democratic participation”.
Imagination Award – Imagination in our arts community can be shown through an energizing and inspiring presence, jaw-dropping creativity, a sky’s-the-limit approach, and excellent execution of innovative ideas.