At the 2016 SVLaureate Celebration, SVCREATES recognizes exceptional achievement in the arts and contribution to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. Recognition is awarded in six categories/disciplines: five Artist Laureate Awards in addition to a Legacy Laureate Award for lifetime artistic achievement and community impact. Each Artist Laureate is granted a cash award to celebrate and encourage the continuing development of artistic work—one of the rare cash awards for artistic career accomplishment in the Bay Area south of San Francisco. Since 1991, more than 150 artists have received an SVLaureate Award.
SVCREATES is a regional nonprofit made up of a network of leaders who care about the cultural and aesthetic quality of life in Silicon Valley. As conveners, promoters, incubators, and investors in the creative ecosystem, SVCREATES’ mission is to ignite investment and engagement in Silicon Valley’s creative culture. SVCREATES does this by building the creative sector’s capacity, raising the value and visibility of the creative sector, and increasing access to arts and creativity.
The recipients of the 2016 SVLaureate Awards will be announced on March 21, 2016, and awards will be presented at the SVLaureate Celebration on April 11, 2016. Tickets are available for this free event.