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[Virtual] 35th Annual Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration

Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Awards Ceremony
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Virtual Networking

Online Only
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Arts + Business Council’s annual awards program honors leaders in the Philadelphia region who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities.

As we all adjust to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and the realities of social distancing, we’re shifting our annual Awards Celebration to a virtual experience. Just as we have in the past, we hope to bring together members of these communities to strengthen the network of leaders, volunteers, artists, organizations, and partnerships and to illustrate the contribution of the arts to our city and its residents.

Join us for this unique experience on June 11 as we virtually gather business, legal, technology, and creative professionals for a lunchtime celebration of the exceptional leaders who drive change and innovation in our communities.

2020 Honorees

Anne d'Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence
Lorene Cary, Playwright, Author, Educator, & Social Activist
Jennifer Weiner, Writer, Author, Television Producer, & Journalist

G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Individual Leadership Award
Dr. Constance Clayton, Educator & Civic Leader

The Arts + Business Council Leadership Award
David Bradley, Co-Founder and Producing Director of Arts & Learning, LiveConnections
Vashti DuBois, Founder & Executive Director, The Colored Girls Museum
Sarah Jane "Sally" Elk, President & CEO, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Anne Ewers, President & CEO, Kimmel Center
James Fulton, President & Business Principal, Fury Design
Lovett Hines, Artistic Director, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
Scott Mirkin, Executive Producer, ESM Productions
Hal Real, Founder & CEO, World Cafe Live
Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Founder & Director, Metropolitan Ballet Company

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