Discipline Prizes Prizes in the Disciplines awarded in: Literature, Visual Arts, Music, Design, Theatre & Dance
Emerging Artist Award $10,000
emerging prizes are awarded to two artists living in Northeast Ohio who
show remarkable promise and have created significant work or projects.
Mid-Career Artists Award $10,000
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 himself and the region.
Robert P. Bergman Prize
The Cleveland Arts Prize Committee created the Robert P. Bergman Prize
to acknowledge and applaud those rare leaders whose life and work are
illuminated by an energetic and inspiring dedication to a democratic
vision of the arts. Thus, the Bergman Prize is given to an individual
whose life and activities communicate the joys, excitement and deep
human relevance of the arts to broad segments of the Northeast Ohio
community. The Bergman Prize recognizes the highest possible expression
of arts stewardship.
Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts
This prize will be awarded annually to an individual or an organization
that because of exceptional commitment, vision, leadership or
philanthropy has made a significant contribution to the vitality and
stature of the arts in Northeast Ohio. This contribution may be made
through the conception and implementation of innovative arts events and
programs; through the demonstration of visionary and/or strategic arts
leadership; through extraordinary acts of arts patronage or arts
advocacy; through dedicated and inspiring teaching; through the
sensitive and effective nurturing of artistic talent; or through superb
performance and/or mastery in an arts discipline.
Cleveland Arts Prize Scholarship Programs
Cleveland Arts Prize 2014 Jurors