Gala

Each year members of the community gather to recognize and honor several individuals or groups who have demonstrated outstanding service to the arts community. RAA welcomes your nominations.

Please note each award is a one-time honor opportunity. The award categories are as follows:

Heart for the Arts - Someone who has passionately served and promoted the arts for the betterment of the community simply because of their belief in and love for the arts.

Artist of the Year - An individual who has dedicated their talents to the growth of the arts which has fostered further growth, collaboration and inclusion of members of the community.

Arts Leadership Award - An organization that has achieved new goals and has added to the value, involvement and arts offerings in the community through their collaboration with other arts groups.

Ambassador for the Arts - An individual who works professionally for an arts organization and who gives beyond the requirements of their position to promote and benefit the arts community.

Lifetime Achievement - Someone who has worked in the arts and who has shared their gifts, passion and talents with the world.

Please click on the link to nominate someone you feel is deserving of an honor. There is also a link for the nominee to complete their biographical information.

Award recipient honors are revealed during the fall and the Gala to honor these special recipients is usually held during the early part of the calendar year. All proceeds from the Heart for the Arts Gala go to further the mission and programs of the Richardson Arts Alliance.