Connecticut Arts Awards
Awardees standing on a stage holding their awards and looking at each other with excitement.

Celebrating CT Arts Champions

Our small state is brimming with individuals dedicated to the success of the arts! That’s why we take time each year to honor the people who make a difference in the arts throughout our Connecticut communities.

We hope you take time to learn about these awardees and also join us at our next Connecticut Arts Award event on April 2, 2025.

Arts Hero Award Recipients

This award honors and celebrates CT residents who are doing inspiring things in, for, or through the arts in our state. Since 2016, these awards have introduced us to an array of remarkable individuals engaged in or supporting the arts -- some publicly and some behind the scenes.

Emerging Creative Award Recipients

This award was created to highlight and celebrate early-career creatives who are making waves across the state. The artists we honor are bold and brave leaders. They take innovative approaches to their work and have a deep impact on their communities. And they are just beginning!

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors people who have made sustained contributions of outstanding significance to the arts.