Texas Medal of Arts Awards

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Through the Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA), the Texas Cultural Trust spotlights Texas leaders and luminaries who have achieved greatness through their creative talents, as well as those whose generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Texans of all ages. Presented biennially since 2001, the two-day affair is a star-studded celebration of the creative excellence, exemplary talents, and outstanding contributions by Texans in all disciplines of the arts. The TMAA raises substantial financial support, visibility, and awareness about the power of the arts to enrich a child’s education and enhance our state’s economy and cultural heritage.

Event Details

2025 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

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Celebrate the power of the arts

2025 Honoree Nominations

We invite you to nominate a Texas artist, individual, organization, or corporation who exemplifies the very best in their respective discipline or arts category for the 2025 Texas Medal of Arts Award. 


Nominations close October 16th, 2023.

Submit A Nomination

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more, or become a sponsor of the 2025 Texas Medal of Arts Awards, email Lesley Walker, Development Manager at lwalker@txculturaltrust.org.

How to Attend

Individual Tickets and Seats

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2023 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

2023 TMAA Platinum, Gold, Silver, & Bronzer Sponsors
2023 TMAA Capitol and Legend Sponsors
2023 TMAA Friends of the Arts

2023 Honorees

2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

“Art is important to use because it adds to ALL our lives – and in so many different ways. The arts and arts-related businesses account for billions of dollars in annual spending, and they are responsible for over a million jobs in the state of Texas. That’s pretty amazing. And it shows that art is important beyond what pleasure it gives us. As it turns out, supporting the arts is simply good business.”
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AT&T