The Texas Medal of Arts Awards strives to honor both distinguished Texas artists and persons or organizations that have encouraged the advancement of the arts in Texas, whether through personal achievement or unfailing support.
Nominations may be submitted for individuals or organizations who have contributed to the arts in the following categories: Architecture, Arts Education, Arts in Health, Arts Patron (Individual, Corporation, Foundation), Craft, Dance, Design, Film, Folk Arts, Lifetime Achievement, Literary Arts, Media/Multi-Media, Music (Songwriter, Performer, Ensemble), Television, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts.
Eligibility of Artists
Nominees must have been born in the State of Texas or completed a major portion of their work in Texas to be considered. All Honorees must be present to receive their award during the Texas Medal ofArts Awards celebration in the Spring of 2025 in Austin, TX.
The Texas Cultural Trust Council is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created in 1995 to raise public awareness of and support for the arts in Texas as a vehicle to improve the quality of public education and to stimulate economic growth.
A committee will be appointed by the Texas Cultural Trust to review nominations. All members of the Selection Committee will have a history of involvement with the arts in Texas.