Arts Recognition Awards

November 14th 2017
Arts Recognition Awards Celebrating 20 Years 

Local Artist & Art Organizations to be honored

Our 20th year of honoring those who have made a significant artistic or philanthropic contribution to Contra Costa’s Arts and Culture.

​Please submitted your nominations.

​A special recognition for this year's honorees will be given by the County Board of Supervisors on November 14, 2017 at 9:30 am. 

​20th Anniversary Reception is being planned.


Nomination Criteria

A nominee must be or have been involved with arts and culture, with contributions and/or work having a significant impact in Contra Costa County and beyond. Individuals nominated in previous years who were not selected may be nominated again.

There are no award categories.  An individual, business or organization may be nominated for work or contributions in any discipline or combinations of efforts. Examples include Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Digital Arts, Arts Administration, Arts Education, Volunteer Support, Art/Cultural Philanthropy, etc. 

Nominees can include individuals from non-profit or for-profit organizations who show exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the growth and support of arts and culture; organizations or individuals who show continuous and/or significant financial or in-kind support to arts/culture-related organizations; or individuals that help keep Contra Costa arts and/or culture alive.

2017 Nominations can be submitted in a number of ways:

Supporting documentation guidelines

You may submit:

  • Up to three supporting documents (brochures, photos, news articles, etc.) that depict a nominee’s work and symbolizes the positive influence the nominee has had in fostering arts or culture in Contra Costa County.
  • Evidence of the nominee’s leadership, vision, and commitment in advancing the arts or culture in Contra Costa County.
  • Description of a nominee’s development of any groundbreaking project(s) within the arts or cultural development.
  • Please note: The size of all emailed attachments combined must be less that 8 MB.
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