Awarded annually, The Arts Alliance Medals for Arts, Sciences & Humanities honor and celebrate the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of artists, creatives, individuals, businesses and organizations who have deep roots in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Medal recipients are celebrated for exemplary achievements in advancing the arts, sciences and humanities and increasing public awareness of the creative sector in the greater Ann Arbor area. Through their actions, leadership, philanthropy and body of work, medalist make their mark, set the standard for excellence and serve as an example for others to follow.
Presented in recognition of outstanding and sustained artistic and creative accomplishments within the arts, sciences and/or humanities receiving national and or international acclaim.
Presented in recognition of outstanding leadership and significant contributions made in furthering the fields of the arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County and beyond.
Presented in recognition of a phenomenal history of leadership and philanthropy to advance the arts, sciences and humanities.
Awarded periodically to recognize those who are demonstrating – through action and accomplishment – progressive approaches to the advancement of the arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County.
Presented to encourage the promising potential to advance the arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County for many years to come. The award is named in honor of Tamara Real who played a significant role in launching The Arts Alliance as she heightened awareness of the value of Washtenaw County’s creative sector while mentoring and championing emerging creative sector leaders.
Presented to a noted individual, school, business or organization that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the arts, sciences and humanities education in Washtenaw County.
Presented to an individual or group of individuals who has/have excelled in their artistic discipline and demonstrated promising potential locally and nationally.