FAA Legacy Awards

In celebration of both past legacies and emerging voices in the arts, the College of Fine + Applied Arts invites nominations for the inaugural FAA Legacy Awards.

These awards recognize college alumni and friends who have demonstrated courage, curiosity, and passion in their work. We are honoring lifelong learners and advocates, individuals who have impacted their fields in transformative ways—catalysts with distinguished service to the arts. 

Nominations Due

Legacy Award winners will be honored at Arts Exchange 2018 on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign.  

Distinguished Legacy Award

Awarded to FAA alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen profession or life’s work, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on, or bring honor to, the College of Fine + Applied Arts and the University of Illinois. Distinguished Legacy Award guidelines

Emerging Legacy Award

Recognizes FAA alumni early in their careers who have made outstanding professional contributions to their field since graduating. Emerging alumni award guidelines

Illinois Arts Legacy Award

Recognizes volunteers, staff, loyal performers, affiliated artists, etc. who are not necessarily graduates of FAA but whose contributions have made a significant impact in the arts at Illinois. Illinois Arts Legacy Award guidelines