ArtsATL > Luminary Awards

Nominations for the third annual ArtsATL Luminary Awards are now open. The awards are Atlanta’s premier arts honors, celebrating the social impact, diversity, innovation, leadership and generosity of the city’s creative community.

The five awards to be conferred are the following:

  • Arts Education — An arts educator or education program that creates real impact on students and communities.
  • Outstanding Leadership — An organization or individual whose lasting guidance has cultivated and maintained the Atlanta arts community.
  • Philanthropic Legacy — Celebrating a lifetime of giving to support the arts in Atlanta.
  • Community Engagement — An organization or individual that has created social change through the arts.
  • Arts Innovation — Recognizing the use of technology to reimagine the creation or distribution of art.

To nominate an individual or organization for an award, please fill out the Luminary Nomination Form or send your nomination in by e-mail. We seek to recognize the full creative and demographic diversity of Atlanta’s artists and arts patrons, so please think widely on deserving candidates.

The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2018. All nominations will be considered by the Luminary selection committee, and awards recipients will be revealed at the Luminary Awards ceremony, held January 27, 2019, at City Winery.

Peter Ferrari, Fabian Williams and Yoyo Ferro (left to right) were among the honorees at the 2018 Luminary Awards.

The achievements of the 2019 Luminary Awards recipients will be showcased throughout the evening’s ceremony. Following the event, the honorees’ profiles will be published on ArtsATL. The profiles will commemorate the winners’ innovative contributions to the Atlanta arts community, and each will be prefaced by a short, in-depth video, which will be shown during the Luminary Awards ceremony.

To see highlights of the 2018 Luminary Awards, visit here.