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2016 News and Information

Nominations sought for Richmond Arts Awards

Jan 29 2016

Do you know a Richmond artist or arts organization who deserves recognition? Is there a star volunteer or community-minded business that has supported the arts, beyond expectations? If so, nominate them for the eighth annual Richmond Arts Awards by Monday, March 14.

The Awards will celebrate excellence in six categories: Business and the Arts, Volunteerism, Cultural Leadership, Artistic Innovation, Arts Education and Youth Arts. All artistic disciplines are eligible: visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, as well as craft, environmental arts and new media.

To date, the program has attracted more than 170 nominations among the six categories, recognizing both well-established institutions as well as rising stars in Richmond’s music, theatre, dance and literary arts scenes. Three finalists in each of the six categories will be named in April.

Established in 2009, the Richmond Arts Awards program is designed to recognize the achievements in and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders. The public is encouraged to submit nominations by Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m. for the Awards, which will be announced in May 2016 by Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Richmond Arts Awards 2016 was developed in partnership by the City of Richmond with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and is supported by the Richmond News.

For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards and to submit a nomination online, please visit