The Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. 

The Mayor’s Arts Awards, the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia in recognition of artistic excellence and service among artists, arts organizations and arts patrons in the city. 

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 29th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards at a ceremony on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at Lisner Auditorium. Andrea Roane from WUSA 9 News will host the event. Performances include Levine Music, Kendall Isadore, Split This Rock, Chamber Dance Project, and the cast of Arena Stage’s Five Guys Named Moe.   The ceremony is free and open to the public. In addition to revealing winners in five arts and three teaching categories, the program will celebrate the District’s creative industries in the arts and entertainment community.

Artists and organizations will be recognized in five categories:

  • Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
  • Excellence in Service to the Arts
  • Innovation in the Arts
  • Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education
  • Outstanding Emerging Artist

More information:’s-arts-awards

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


September 20, 2014