Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Seventh Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. This year’s finalists have been selected and winners will be announced at the event.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in seven areas: Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17, also new!), and Innovative Arts Organization. Finalists are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and collaboration.
2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards Finalists
Andria Bunnell & Las Chollas Peligrosas
Arian Nicole Muhammad
Amy Carpenter & Stacey Hanlon
Spot 127, Youth Media Center
“I love working on the Mayor’s Arts Awards because they continue to evolve each year,” says Phoenix Center for the Arts Director, Joseph Benesh. “Without exception, the awards process been modified each year based on input the panel of artists and community feedback. This year we added categories and tried to broaden the reach. We also tried to make the process more accessible by being clear that applications would not be judged on writing style or grammar. That seemed successful based on the number of applications we received. It only confirmed what many of us already know: Phoenix talent runs deep!
Tickets for the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards are on sale now at phoenixcenterforthearts.org/maa.