The Cleveland Arts Prize is an esteemed recognition and award program that celebrates and honors outstanding artistic achievement in the northeast Ohio region. Founded in 1960, it aims to promote and support the arts by identifying and honoring exceptional artists across various disciplines.
The prize is awarded annually in multiple categories, including visual arts, literature, music, dance and theatre and design. Each category has a distinguished panel of jury members who evaluate the nominees based on their artistic excellence, innovation, impact, and contribution to the cultural landscape of Cleveland.
Recipients of the Cleveland Arts Prize are recognized for their significant artistic contributions and are awarded a $10,000 cash prize, as well as public recognition through exhibitions, performances, or readings. The award not only acknowledges the achievements of individual artists but also highlights the vibrant arts community and its role in enriching Cleveland’s cultural fabric.