Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Join us for the Arts + Business Council’s 34th Annual Awards Celebration to honor our region’s collaborative spirit and creative drive.

The Awards Celebration spotlights the Philadelphia region’s Creative Community and its leaders, volunteers, artists, organizations, and partnerships, to illustrate the contribution of the arts to our city and its residents.

Mix with business, legal, technology, and creative professionals for an evening celebrating the exceptional leaders, partnerships, and volunteers who drive change and innovation in our communities.

2019 Honorees

Anne D'Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Playwright & Author and David B. Devan, General Director & President, Opera Philadelphia

G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Individual Leadership Award
Meegan Denenberg, Co-founder, Little Giant Creative and Tayyib Smith,  Co-founder, Little Giant Creative

The PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdamn
Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in For-Profit Creative Field
REC Philly

Business + Arts Partnership
Integral Molecular + University City Science Center

Designing Leadership Alumni Award
Jessica Craft,
Founding Executive Director, Rock to the Future

CreativeXchange Alumni Award
Alicia Karr
CFO, Meyer Design

Business on Board Volunteer Leader Award
Jennifer Pouchot, Vice President, Digital & Creative, SEI
for service to The Painted Bride

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
John Chionchio, Esq., Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP and Patrick Brady, Esq., Attorney, Ballard Spahr, LLP
for service to Intercept Nexus, LLC

Business Volunteers for the Arts
Angelina Sciolla, Executive Creative Director, Benchworks
for service to Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation


Visionary Level Sponsor**
8 Individual Business Tickets
2 Corporate-Sponsored Arts Tickets
Full page listing in Program Book
Company logo will appear on the ‘Event
Sponsors’ page in the Awards section of ABC website:

Company name will appear as a Visionary Sponsor in the following places:
Program Book
Printed Invitation
Prominently on day-of Signage

Leadership Level Sponsor**
4 Individual Business Tickets
1 Corporate-Sponsored Arts Ticket
1/2 page listing in Program Book
Company logo will appear on the ‘Event
Sponsors’ page in the Awards section of ABC website:

Company name will appear as a Leadership Sponsor in the following places:
Program Book
Printed Invitation
Day-of Signage

Arts + Culture Partner Package
Table space for marketing materials at entrance to Award Celebration (1 to 2 brochure sized marketing pieces)
Half-page listing in Award Celebration program book
Logo Recognition as Arts + Culture Partner in program book
Logo recognition on the Arts & Business Council website as an Arts + Culture Partner
2 individual arts tickets

**Confirm Visionary or Leadership Package by April 27 and have your company name printed in the program book.

This Event is Closed



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