The Missoula Arts and Culture awards program began back in 1999, these awards demonstrate the importance of the arts as they relate to Missoula's quality of life by honoring those who have made significant contributions to the arts community. There are 5 different categories individuals and businesses can be nominated in: Cultural Achievement, Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, and Cultural Vision.

To make a nominations in one of the categories, complete the one-page form found on the Arts Missoula website or click here by Monday, February 1st and attach a separate page describing the nominee's qualifications. Application materials may be emailed to: or mailed to Arts Missoula, PO Box 7662, Missoula, MT 59807.

The Arts & Culture Award winners will be honored at Arts Missoula’s annual luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:30 am at Missoula’s Doubletree Hotel.  Businesses, organizations or individuals may sponsor tables for their employees and guests at $240 for a table of eight. Individual tickets are $30 each. To purchase a ticket or table, contact Arts Missoula at 541-0860 or email