See the rising stars in Howard County’s artist community at our annual gala and vote on your favorite!
Each year, we choose up to 10 rising stars to compete for our $5,000 Rising Star Award. The competition is open to performers, both individuals and ensembles (up to four members), ages 18-35, who live, train, work or perform regularly in Howard County or have done so in the past. Be part of the excitement as our Celebration of the Arts audience votes on the winner — live, during the event!
How It Works
Each of the finalists will perform one piece at our annual benefit gala, the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. Following the performances, the audience — including over 500 artists, arts patrons, community members and business and political leaders — casts their votes for the winner of the $5,000 Rising Star Performing Artist Award.
Votes are tallied during the event and the award winner is announced on stage! Additional awards may be given based on the amount of funding raised from the event.
Are you – or do you know – a rising star?
Apply to perform at the next Celebration of the Arts gala!