Religion and the Arts Award


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.

Nomination Instructions

The Religion and the Arts Award Jury accepts nominations from AAR members, though nominees need not be AAR members. Nominations must include a supporting letter (no more than 1,000 words) and any relevant supporting materials (images, DVDs, books, catalogs, etc.). Please, no self-nominations.

Electronic submissions should be made through the online nomination form. To send a paper submission, please contact AAR staff member Elizabeth Hardcastle at [email protected] for instructions.

Selection Process

The Religion and the Arts Award Jury selects the winner each year and presents the award at a special session of the AAR Annual Meeting.