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Submit a Kennedy Center Honors Recommendation

The Kennedy Center Honors provide recognition to living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts. The primary criterion is excellence, and artistic achievement in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures, and television is considered.

Recommendations are now being accepted for the Kennedy Center Honors. Please use the fields below to submit a recommendation.


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