Nominate an Individual or Business

Take part in celebrating an arts educator, leader or innovator in the St. Louis region by nominating an individual, organization or business who you believe has enriched the arts and cultural community. Presented since 1992, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the preeminent award ceremony honoring individuals who achieve a legacy of artistic excellence and organizations and businesses that enrich the St. Louis arts and cultural community in the following areas:

  • Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
  • Excellence in Philanthropy
  • Corporate Support of the Arts
  • Excellence in the Arts
  • Art Educator of the Year
  • Arts Innovator
  • Arts Collaboration
  • Champion for the Arts
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Arts Startup of the Year
  • Student Artist of the Year
  • National Artist of the Year

To open the full list of Arts Awards categories with descriptions in a new window, click here.

To view previous honorees, click here.


The nomination period for the 2017 St. Louis Arts Awards is now closed.

Honorees for the 2017 St. Louis Arts Awards have been announced!  Learn more here

Nominations for the 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards will open early 2017.