The 2017 Obelisk Awards

 Co-Chairs: Steven Roth, Senior Deputy General Counsel, Parkland Health & Hospital System and his wife Thai-lan Tran



Don’t miss an opportunity to recognize those who support you!

The Obelisk Awards are presented annually to honor businesses, business leaders, arts/cultural leaders and nonprofit organizations who have significantly advanced arts and culture in North Texas.

Through your nomination, you publicly recognize their accomplishments, enhance their visibility and elevate them as a model for others to emulate.



Award Categories

Company Awards:

  • The New Initiatives Award recognizes businesses for supporting an innovative arts/cultural program created within the past three years. Awards are given to one large, medium and small business each.
  • The Arts Partnerships Award recognizes businesses that have provided sustained support to an arts/cultural organization for three or more years. Awards are given to one large, medium and small business each. A business may only win the Arts Partnership Award once every two years.
  • The Arts Education Award recognizes one outstanding business for its support of arts education programs.

Individual Awards:

  • The Business Champion for the Arts Award recognizes long-term leadership and commitment to arts/culture by a business executive (president, CEO, partner).
  • The Outstanding Leadership Arts Alumnus Award recognizes outstanding board leadership and commitment by a graduate of the Leadership Arts Institute.
  • The Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader Award recognizes an arts leader who has consistently demonstrated vision, impact, innovation, and successful alignment with business and community partners throughout their tenure.

Nonprofit Arts/Cultural Organization Award:

  • The Distinguished Cultural Organization Award is given by Neiman Marcus to recognize one outstanding nonprofit organization for a project or program that has enhanced the community through partnership with a business.


Deadlines, Nomination, and Eligibility Criteria:

  • Deadline for nominations is June 21, 2017.
  • Nominations may be made by any individuals, organizations, businesses, or groups.



You may submit your nominations online, by email to, or by mail to:

The 2017 Obelisk Awards
8687 N Central Expressway, Suite 2131
Dallas, Texas 75225


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