The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has selected five individuals and one organization to receive the 2020 Raleigh Medal of Arts, the City’s highest arts honor. CONGRATS to all who were nominated and selected- keep serving the arts community!

Here are the awardees:

  • Debra Austin, Founding Member and Ballet Master, Carolina Ballet
  • Betsy Buford, Cultural ambassador for Raleigh, Wake County and the state of North Carolina
  • Grant Llewellyn, Music Director Laureate, North Carolina Symphony
  • Eleanor Oakley, Executive Director, United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County (retired)
  • Jeremy Tucker, Artistic Director, Raleigh Boychoir

Medal of Arts “Arts Hero” Award: RDU On Stage receives this award for its focused support for arts organizations, individual artists and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and their informational and educational support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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