Duffie Adelson Award for Lifelong Achievement in Community Arts Education

Named after Trustee Duffie Adelson, the namesake Award honors individuals who have dedicated a minimum of 20 years to the field of community arts education. Recipients are esteemed for their unwavering commitment and significant impact on the sector.

If you would like to nominate someone for this inaugural year fill out the form here

Nominations close January 24, 2024 11:59 PM PST.


  • Nominees must have a minimum of 20 years of dedicated service in the field of community arts education.
  • They should have a demonstrable and sustained impact on the community arts education sector.
  • Nominees can come from various roles within the field, including educators, administrators, artists, or advocates.
  • Nominations may come from peers, colleagues, or community members who can provide evidence of the nominee's significant contributions.