Call for nominations:

2018 Nominations will open on March 1, 2018.



Nomination Process and Eligibility

The Cleveland Arts Prize staff and board actively encourage nominations from a broad range of community leaders and arts organizations and community. It is only through a public online nomination process that candidates can be submitted for consideration.

CALL for 2018 Nominations OPEN on March 1, 2018 at midnight.

INELIGIBILITY: incomplete or late forms, past winners, self-nominations, nominations that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.

Honors & Awards






Emerging Artist Award ($10,000)

Two Emerging prizes are awarded to artists currently living, or who have resided, worked or trained in Northeast Ohio who show remarkable promise and have created significant work or projects.



Mid-Career Artist Award ($10,000)

Two Mid-career prizes are awarded to artists who have received national recognition in addition to regional and local acclaim and have resided in Northeast Ohio.



Lifetime Achievement Award ($10,000)

One Lifetime achievement prize is awarded to an artist who has worked in Northeast Ohio over several decades and whose career and achievements have brought great distinction to themselves and the region.




Robert P. Bergman Prize

The Robert P. Bergman Prizistawardedgtonanuindividualss whose life and work are illuminated by an energetic and inspiring dedication to a democratic vision of the arts. The Bergman Prize recognizes the highest possible expression artstewardship through a long term commitment.








Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts

The Martha Joseph Prize e is awarded annually tanlindividual s oorganizationns thahasve made a significant contribution to the vitality and stature of the arts in Northeast Ohio through exceptional commitment, vision, leadershiy and/ophilanthropy.e.


Cleveland Arts Prize

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