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

2021 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

Celebrate the power of the arts

The health, safety, and comfort of our sponsors, partners, and guests are of the utmost importance. All event locations, activations, and capacities are subject to change based on CDC and state guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of the events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more, or become a sponsor of the 2021 Texas Medal of Arts Awards, email Cathleen Berdan, Director of Development at cberdan@txculturaltrust.org.

How to Attend

Individual Tickets and Seats

Sales for individual tickets and seats will open in August.


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2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

2019 Honorees

“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