National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. The National Medal of Arts is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals or groups who “…are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States.”

Award/Prize amount: N/A
Application/Nomination information: There is no restriction on who may nominate.
Agency deadline: February
Internal/Campus deadline: December
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: National Medal of Arts Website