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Nominations are Open for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards

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The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrates the people and organizations that broaden our horizons and humanize our city and our world


Nominate a person or an organization who you think should be recognized and celebrated! Nominations are open until June 3, 2019 and will be evaluated by a panel of Seattle Arts Commissioners and previous award recipients. Four awardees will be recognized from the pool of nominations, based on the following aspirations:

  • Furthering racial equity and social justice
  • Exemplifies artistic excellence
  • A leader in the field
  • Emerging artistic voice
  • Cultural Icon
  • Innovation incubator
  • Fights for justice in arts education

Nominees may be a person of any age and background, or an organization or community group.

2019 marks the 17th year ARTS has asked the community to nominate the people and organizations that represent our city (past and present), our environment and our aspirations. You tell us who should be recognized for their work in community, in education, in the arts landscape and in living out our hopes for a more just and racially equitable society.

Recipients for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be announced in July and celebrated on Thursday, August 29 at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony at Seattle Center.

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