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
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. Nominations are now being accepted through March 1, 2020.
January 29, 2020: Nominations open
March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit nominations
Fall 2020: Awards presented
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.