FAA Legacy Awards

FAA Legacy Award Recipients 2018

In celebration of both past legacies and emerging voices in the arts, the College of Fine and Applied Arts announces the 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 for 2019 Are Now Open

Legacy Award winners will be honored this fall 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 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

See the 2018 Recipients

View Photos from the 2018 Awards Dinner

We invite faculty, alumni, and friends of the college to submit nominations for the inaugural Legacy Awards. Please note: we encourage nominators to keep their submissions confidential from the nominees. The nomination deadline is February 15, 2019.

Submit Nomination

January 15, 2019: Nomination period opens

February 15, 2019: Deadline for nominations

Fall 2019: Awards presented