Minnesota Citizens for the Arts supports the arts in a variety of ways. Our awards are one small part to recognize the advocates, artists, and legislatures that are making a difference in Minnesota.

Legislative Arts All Star Awards

The Legislative Arts All Star Awards are given out by MCA each year to honor heroic state Senators and Representatives for their tireless advocacy on behalf of the non-profit arts.

The Larry Award

Since 2007, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts has awarded a “Larry Award” to unsung heroes in the arts community who work as arts advocates behind the scenes to improve arts access to everyone across Minnesota.

State Fair Awards

State Fair Awards are given each year at the Minnesota State Fair to a person for exceptional achievement in depicting Minnesota subject matter.

Legacy Awards

After the passage of the Legacy Amendment in 2008, MCA presented Legacy Awards to cities and organizations for their work with Legacy dollars.