Legacy Awards are presented annually during a ceremony that takes place on campus in the fall. During the Legacy Award ceremony the college also inducts new members of the Guild, a group of alumni, faculty, and friends of FAA who are recognized posthumously for their distinguished contributions.
Nominations for the 2024 Legacy Awards will open in January 2024. We will provide the link to the nomination form here once nominations are open.
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 and 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 Legacy 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
2023 Legacy Award Recipients
Congratulations to the following 2023 Legacy Award recipients.