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34th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards

The 34th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards (submit an application here)

Call for Award Nominations
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is soliciting nominations from individuals and organizations with an artistic and/or humanities background who demonstrate artistic excellence in their chosen discipline.
Artists and Organizations will be recognized in 7 categories:
  • Excellence in Visual Arts 
  • Excellence in Performance Arts 
  • Excellence in Creative Industries
  • Excellence in Arts Education
  • Excellence in the Humanities
  • The Larry Neal Writers’ Award (Youth and Adult)
    Special Notice: The Larry Neal Writers’ Award (Youth and Adult Awards) nominations are reviewed and scored separately. Please use the link above to access Larry Neal Writers' Award Application Guidelines.

Please review the Mayor's Arts Awards Application Guidelines for how to submit an award nomination. 

The Mayor's Arts Awards General Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET
Application Portal Link: 34th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards
Call for Panelists: Panelists are needed to review and evaluate nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards. The panelist guidelines and application form are available for dowload below.