Call for Nominations 2021 Raleigh Medal of Arts Awards
Based on the National Medal of Arts program and inaugurated by the Raleigh Arts Commission in 1984, the Raleigh Medal of Arts is awarded for transformative, imaginative, and innovative achievement in the practice or support of the local arts. The award is the City’s highest arts honor and has been awarded 164 times in the past 37 years.
Call for Nominations
The Raleigh Medal of Arts is looking forward to celebrating its most diverse and inclusive group of honorees yet! For 2022, we've revised the program’s guidelines, eligibility and evaluation criteria and increased the variety of nominations. All of this is to better reflect the demographics of Raleigh and Wake County, a goal laid out in the City’s strategic arts plan.
2021 Raleigh Medal of Arts Awards
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission selected five individuals and one organization for extraordinary achievement in the practice or support of local arts in 2020. The Raleigh Medal of Arts awards were celebrated virtually.