The National Organization for Arts in Health is proud to announce
the annual NOAH Arts in Health Awards Program.


2019 1st Place Winner in the Arts Building Resilience category

“Employee Arts Enrichment Experiences” – Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist

Deadline for receipt of submissions: September 7, 2021

Winners Announced: October 8, 2021

Virtual Conference & Awards Ceremony: October 19–21, 2021

The awards are open to NOAH members: artists working in all media, or arts in health programs in community or clinical settings, who demonstrate an arts project or initiative in a health setting that has measurably improved the health or wellbeing of the intended population. Any individual or group may nominate themselves or another party. These awards are open to individuals and institutions in both the US and internationally. The 2021 awards will again take into account the unprecedented work being done during the pandemic and those addressing the Coronavirus in their work.

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of national and international judges, representing the NOAH Board of Directors and their Ambassadors, among others. Awards will be announced and presented in a virtual ceremony at the NOAH conference this October.


Categories for Recognition:

Arts Advancing Social Justice: Recognition in this awards category for demonstrating the positive impact of the art project on socioeconomically and racially oppressed communities.

Arts Building Resilience: Recognition in this awards category for demonstrating the efficacy of the arts in combating healthcare provider and family caregiver burnout and cultivating resiliency.

Arts Transforming Environments: Recognition in this awards category for demonstrating the positive impact of an artwork or project in a healthcare environment.

Arts During the Pandemic: Recognition in this awards category for demonstrating the positive impact of the arts on populations affected by issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic such as mental health and social isolation.


2020 1st Place Winner in the Arts Building Resilience category

“First Do No Harm and the Clinic Workshops”Tara Rynders

2020 1st Place Winner in the Arts For Innovation Category

Upbeat Musical Theater ProgramCentral Florida Community Arts

The Awards:

1st place winners in each category will receive a free conference registration and a $500.00 award. Winners will have the opportunity to present their art program or project at the virtual conference awards ceremony. In addition, a profile on the artist and their work will be published on the NOAH website. Clients are encouraged to attend and participate in the award ceremony.

The 2021 Jury:

Christina Eskridge, Founder and Executive Director of Elevate Theatre Company LLC, NOAH board member | Sally Kraus, Director of Member Services at CODAworx | Patricia Lambert, Professor in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management and Director of  Graduate Certificate in Arts Management at University of Oregon | Vivien Marcow Speiser, Professor Emerita, Expressive Therapies | Annette Ridenour, President, Aesthetics, Inc., NOAH board member | Jennifer Wilcox, Principal and founder of Cotter/Wilcox, LLC

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Submission deadline is September 7th, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.
A complete application form including an entry fee
of $100 U.S. per entry must be submitted for consideration.

Please direct any questions to [email protected]