[Virtual] Arts + Business Council Awards


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

event affiliation:

ABC

Pre-registration for this event has closed but you can access the livestream using walk-in registration via https://awards.artsbusinessphl.org/

The Arts + Business Council’s annual awards program honors leaders in the Philadelphia region who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities.

Over the past 36 years, the Arts + Business Council Awards have taken different forms to best recognize our region’s greatest leaders who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities. We’re excited to continue our new tradition of bestowing individuals who are deeply engaged in the cultural community, whether through volunteerism, business, or nonprofit work, with the Leadership Award.

2021 HONOREES

ANNE D'HARNONCOURT AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

This prestigious award is bestowed upon an artist who has achieved national or worldwide acclaim, embodies artistic achievement and serves as an inspiration to the Greater Philadelphia region both as an artist and a leader. 

Robert A.M. Stern
Architect, Teacher, and Writer, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

For his contribution to Philadelphia's architectural vitality, and for his lifetime dedication to American architectural history and education. Mr. Stern's firm's notable projects in Philadelphia include Comcast Center, the Museum of the American Revolution, the master plan for and buildings at the Navy Yard, two residential towers, and several university buildings.

G. FRED DIBONA, JR. INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the arts, culture, or creative sectors. The honorees demonstrate significant leadership and impact on one or more arts/cultural institutions or communities in the region and serve as exemplary models of dedication and vision to our region. 

Sueyun Locks
Director & Lecturer, Locks Gallery
Trustee, Philadelphia Museum of Art

For her support of many of Philadelphia's premier cultural institutions and her work as the director of the renowned Locks Gallery.

 
THE ARTS + BUSINESS COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to the community in Philadelphia. In 2021, ABC recognizes the following individuals, who were nominated by their peers and selected by the ABC Advisory Board.

ABIGAIL ADAMS (she/her/hers)
Executive Artistic Director, People’s Light

For cultivating a love of theatre in her community through decades of excellent leadership and expanding People’s Light to become a cultural and civic center with theatre at its core.

ALLAN EDMUNDS 
Founder-President, Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA)

For innovation and high achievement in the arts and bridging access to the arts to underserved communities; for advocating for support for artists from diverse communities.  

RUTH NAOMI FLOYD (she/her)
Emancipatory Artist: Vocalist, photographer, composer, educator, activist, and justice worker, Frederick Douglass Jazz Works

For a dedicated approach to educating students at the intersection of music and art with culture and community through the lens of justice.  

KATHLEEN GREENE (she/her)
Curator of Public Programs, Barnes Foundation

For curating art programs with a commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusion and infusing the true diversity of the region in the creative community.

AVIVA KAPUST
Executive Director, The Village of Arts and Humanities

For forging a new, legible path for arts organizations to engage in community economic development and advocating for equitable revitalization in underserved urban communities.

MARÀNGELI MEJÍA-RABELL
Festival Director, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

For infusing arts as a core component into workforce development to create and hold space for marginalized voices, communicate across cultures, build connections, and more.

MAIDA R. MILONE
Chair, Board of Directors, CFEVA

For service in stabilizing nonprofit organizations for over 40 years and developing new approaches for supporting artistic practice.

JAY WAHL
Former Producing Artistic Director, Kimmel Center

For using unconventional platforms as a means of challenging the hierarchies, assumptions, and biases of traditional arts organizations.

 

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