Known a Big-Brained Artist, Musician or Designer?

Phoenix New Times is following the footsteps of some of our sister papers with our first ever Big Brain Awards.

What does that mean? Well, we're seeking emerging creative types, giving them a cash award and throwing a party in their honor. It's sort of a localized MacArthur Genius Grant designed for struggling artist types in metro Phoenix.

There are five categories: design/fashion, visual art, performing art, online media and film/video.

Finalists will be profiled in our May 20 issue, with the winners announced Saturday, May 22 at the Phoenix New Times' 40th anniversary party at Madcap Theaters in Tempe.

Click here to nominate someone.

Upcoming Events

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >