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Burton Alter

C. Newton Schenck III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts

For decades, Burton, a retired attorney, has championed the arts in New Haven, with a particular and profound love for music. He has served as a board member for numerous arts organizations including the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and League of American Orchestras.

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All Are Welcome

Fun for the whole family, an after-party celebration, and an option to experience all the fun from home, too

Nominations Now Open for 'Lights, Camera… Fashion!'


This year, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven is excited to announce that the 42nd Annual Arts Awards is dedicated to fashion and style.

  • Do you know a designer whose spin on the craft is unparalleled?
  • A thrifty icon who has made you think twice about sustainable clothing?
  • What about a salon owner who has revolutionized your relationship with your hair?
  • Maybe that boutique whose clothes you just have to have?
  • Or that local fashion photographer whose work is phenomenal?
  • A dramatic costume designer, set wizard or lighting maestro? 

If there is an individual, artistic team, business or organization in Greater New Haven who pops into your head, don’t hesitate to nominate them! Submit your nominations here by July 30. 

*The community jury will evaluate candidates based on the quality, not quantity, of the nomination. One well-written nomination is all you need. Please include as much information as possible about the nominee - things like where they are based, links to websites or social media, etc. help the jury make an informed decision.

Community Jury:

State Rep Robyn Porter (Hamden)

Caroline Tanbee Smith (Collab)

Stacy Graham-Hunt (The Narrative Project)

Adriana Rodriguez (Spanish Community of Wallingford)

Lisa Dent (Art Space)

Kwadwo Adae (Muralist; Artist)

Daniel Fitzmaurice (Americans for the Arts)


Who has already received an Arts Award?   Explore the full list.

Explore ART41 "Baby I'm a Star"

Last year's theme, "Baby I'm a Star" honored our creative community.

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Our sponsors exemplify the mission and vision of the Arts Council and help to lift and celebrate the members of our creative community.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact our Development Associate Mina Khokhar for more information.





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Creative Team

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Independent artists are at the core of our creative ecosystem and we are proud to work with these creatives to produce the Arts Awards


Arts Awards 2022-1

Mistina and Luke Hanscom: Portraits



Renee Brown: Logo Design



Seth Moore: Videographer & Film

Arts Awards 2022-2

Kyle Kearson: Sculptures