Dear Arts Leaders,


Each year Americans for the Arts, in partnership with various associations of elected officials presents our Public Leadership in the Arts Awards which honors an elected official for their work in promoting the arts and culture in their states/communities. 


We are currently accepting nominations for Lt. Governor, State Legislator and County Official.


If you have an elected official(s) who you feel is deserving, please take a few minutes to nominate them.  The form is pretty simple and while you are allowed to submit letters of recommendation, that is not necessary.  


For a list of previous recipients, please go here.


Nominations for Lt. Governor and County Official are due May 18 while State Legislators are not due until November 2nd 


If you have any questions, just let me know.  


Thank you,




Jay H. Dick

Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs

Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave., NW  6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

202-371-2830 x2076