Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.
This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Awards Ceremony.
The 2019 winners include Grand Prize-winning composer Reena Esmail and Washington Award winners Lauren Edson (choreography), Brittany Lasch (trombone), Ani Liu (interdisciplinary arts) and Victoria Manganiello (installation and multi-media arts). Each of these forward-thinking artists is pushing the boundaries of their artistic and performance practices. To learn more about the 2019 winners click here.
The Washington Award will be on hiatus for 2020 and will return in 2021 with applications opening summer 2020. Please check our website and social media channels for updates.