About the Arts & Humanities Awards

Since 2009, the NEPR Arts and Humanities Awards recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities and brings awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England.

For more information on the Arts & Humanities Awards, contact Vanessa Cerillo at 413-735-6605 or vcerillo@nepr.net. Upcoming Arts and Humanities Awards nomination and event information will be located under events on NEPR.net 

Past recipients of the Arts & Humanities Award:


Ty Allan Jackson
Northampton Jazz Workshop
Barry Moser


Amherst Cinema
Community Access to the Arts
María Luisa Arroyo
Tracy Kidder


Community Music School of Springfield
Andrew Lawrence
Karen Skolfield


Jane Yolen
The Performance Project/First Generation
Easthampton City Arts+


Michael Mucci
June Millington
Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Enchanted Circle


The Young@Heart Chorus
Josh Simpson
Gary Bernice


Peter Blanchette
Steve Hays of the Drama Studio
The Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
Aric Bieganek, teacher at Community Music School of Springfield


Evelyn Harris
The Springfield Museums
Matthew Mitchell


Kevin Rhodes, Music Director, The Springfield Symphony Orchestra