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Emerging Voices Awards

Emerging Voices Awards

The Emerging Voices Awards recognize and support the next generation of makers and thinkers in the fields of contemporary craft, decorative arts, and design. The biennial awards recognize one winner among five shortlisted emerging artists and one emerging scholar, critic, or contributor to the field for their body of published or unpublished work across all media. The ACC Emerging Voices Awards are made possible by the generous support of the John & Robyn Horn Foundation.

Every other year the ACC will solicit nominations for the Emerging Voices Awards from a select body of artists, scholars, educators, critics, curators, and collectors. From those nominations artists will be invited to submit materials for consideration by the jurors. Invitation, material submission, and review typically occur during the fall, with the award winner and finalists being announced the following spring.

Recipients and finalists


Emerging Artist: Diedrick Brackens
Emerging Scholar: Sarah Darro

Shortlist Artists: Marisa FinosRaven HalfmoonAram Han SifuentesLuci JockelBukola Koiki

Read the 2019 Emerging Voices profiles in American Craft; view the 2019 Emerging Voices Awards press release.

Own the 2019 catalogue and mixtape



Emerging Artist: Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Emerging Scholar: Sarah Parrish
Shortlist Artists: Hannah Batsel, Ted Lott, Anna Mlasowsky, Gerardo Monterrubio

Read the American Craft feature, view the press release, watch this playlist of videos about each of the honorees, and purchase a limited-edition catalogue.

View the catalogue



Emerging Artist: Jaydan Moore
Emerging Scholar: T’ai Smith
Shortlist Artists: Ashley Buchanan, Thaddeus Erdahl, Matt Hutton, Annie Vought

Read the press release and watch this playlist of videos about each of the honorees plus the catalogue.

2015 Emerging Voices Catalogue
Through a partnership with Mohawk Fine Papers, the American Craft Council produced a beautiful limited-edition, award-winning catalogue featuring stunning portrait photography and the work of all five artists and essays by the scholar.