Lifetime Achievement Award


The Connecticut Office of the Arts’ Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has made sustained contributions of outstanding significance to and/or through the arts.

Most Recent Recipient

In May 2019, as part of Connecticut Arts Day, COA presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Lynne WilliamsonLynne served as the director of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program for 25+ years and was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her work with immigrant and ethnic communities to ensure that their art, craft, music, and performance traditions remain vital for future generations.

Color photo of Lynne Williamson