Call For Submissions to the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards

Do you know an artistic leader in the City of Richmond that deserves recognition? Is there a business or individual that has supported the arts in Richmond above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations are now open for the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards.

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. 

Public nominations for the awards are accepted until Monday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. 

Developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition and sponsored by the Richmond News, the Richmond Arts 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.

Over the years, the program has attracted more 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. In May, the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Council Chambers emceed by Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

For more information and to print a nomination form, visit

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