Mayor’s Arts Awards

​​The Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony is an annual opportunity for the Mayor to recognize individual artists and businesses, benefactors, arts organizations, arts community leadership, arts education or support, civic improvement and research, notable achievements and events, and those that have contributed to th​e arts in our community.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards Online Nomination Form can be filled out anytime during the year. To be considered for the Spring 2024 award, nominations must be received by December 31, 2023. Nominees should be limited to individuals and organizations that reside within the City limits of Bellingham.

Only one nomination may be made per form. The number of nominations received for each nominee has no bearing on the selection process. It is highly advisable to collaborate with the nominee to ensure a competitive nomination packet. Previous Mayor’s Arts Award recipients are not eligible.