Religion and the Arts Award

About

The Religion and the Arts Award is presented annually to an artist, performer, critic, curator, or scholar who has made a recent significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and religions, both for the academy and for a broader public.

View a list of past winners.

Membership in the American Academy of Religion is not required for nominees. 

Nominators must be AAR members. 

Criteria

Nominees are to have made a recent significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and religions, both for the academy and for a broader public.

Nomination Instructions

To be eligible for consideration, AAR members must complete a nomination form, and submit the nomination letter and relevant supporting materials by the deadline.

  • Nomination Letter:
    • A supporting letter of no more than 1,000 words that describes why the nominee meets the Religion and the Arts Award criteria and outlines the nominee’s contributions to religion and the art. 
  • Relevant Supporting Materials:
    •  Materials such as images, videos, books, catalogs, DVDs, CDs, etc.

The nomination form, nomination letter and the supporting materials must be submitted through the AAR Award Nominations Portal.

Late, emailed, or incomplete nomination forms, nomination letters, or relevant supporting  materials cannot be accepted.

Selection Process

The members of the Religion and the Arts Award Jury select the winner of the Religion and the Arts Award. Eligible nominations received by the deadline will be considered at the jury’s spring meeting. 

The Religion and the Arts Award is presented to the winner by the chair of the Religion and the Arts Jury at a special 90-minute session at the AAR Annual Meeting.

Questions 

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Deadline

January 31, 2023 | 6:00 PM ET

Status

Open

Submit a Nomination