For 31 years now, we’ve had the great joy and privilege of celebrating our vibrant arts community at the St. Louis Arts Awards. But, the magic of that night starts months before the honorees accept their awards. It all starts right now with you! Each year, we accept nominations for the St. Louis Arts Awards honorees from members of the public. Since 1992, you have helped us celebrate nearly 200 incredible honorees. 

This year is no different. We need your help determining who should be celebrated at the 2023 St. Louis Arts Awards. You are out there experiencing every exhibition, performance, class and festival. You know whose art has put a smile on your face or brought a tear to your eye. You know whose support has transformed your organization's work. You know who is transforming your child's educational experience.

 Here are a few things to consider before submitting your nominations:

  • The Arts and Education Council supports and celebrates the arts across our 16-county bi-state region. The public is encouraged to submit nominations for honorees in all parts of our region.
  • Take a look at the category descriptions here. Some of the categories have additional criteria for eligibility, such as the Art Educator of the Year category. If you don’t know what category is best, select the category that most closely aligns with their accomplishments. In some cases, the selection committee may select an honoree for a category other than the one they were nominated for.
  • Reviewing the list of previous honorees here prior to submitting a nomination will ensure that a wide range of individuals and organizations in our community have the opportunity to be recognized.
  • You don’t need to personally know the person or organization you’re nominating, but it’s helpful to have contact information to reach out to them directly if they are selected.

Nominations for the 2023 St. Louis Arts will close June 30. From there, a diverse panel of judges of arts professionals, patrons and supporters from across the St. Louis region, including previous honorees, reviews the nominations and selects the winners. Honorees will be notified and confirmed later this summer.

Then we get to plan an incredible party to celebrate their acheivements that also raises funds for the arts in our community. Save the date! The 2023 St. Louis Arts Awards will take place at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel on Monday, January 30, 2023.

Do you know an artist, educator, philanthropist, corporate citizen or organization that has enriched our arts and cultural community? Nominate them for the St. Louis Arts Awards today!

Submit a nomination today!