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The Art of Giving Virtual Benefit

featuring The Horizon Awards

NBAF's priority is to support African American artists during the challenging times that we are facing in Atlanta and as a Nation. This year's theme, "The Art of Giving" focuses on our desire to transform lives and make a collective impact in a tangible way. Now is the time for us to come together as a community to support artists with their abundance of talent and inspiration and sow into them by investing our time, resources and most importantly, hope!


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About the Horizon Awards

For the past three decades, NBAF has been a vehicle to support talented artists in developing and showcasing their craft. This year, along with loyal donors and supporters of the arts, we are proud to continue this work through the inaugural NBAF Horizon Awards. The Horizon Awards Competition represents our evolution, growth, and enduring commitment to uplift emerging talent. We will honor three extraordinary artists who have utilized their artistic expression in ways that promote healing and restoration amidst the pandemic and societal unrest.


Horizon Award in Visual Arts

Presented by Wells Fargo



Horizon Award in Music

Presented by Spotify

Horizon Award in Film

Presented by Southern Gas

Learn More About Our Horizon Award Winners:



Troop Brand



Neka King  

Visual Artist    


Symone Baptiste 



About NBAF (National Black Arts)

Founded in Atlanta in 1987 by the Fulton County Arts Council under the guidance of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, NBAF is recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the arts and artists of African descent. NBAF realizes its mission through partnerships with cultural and educational organizations, governments, individuals, corporate and private funders - partnerships that enable us, in part, to create pathways to success in the arts and in society, especially for those in under-resourced communities with disadvantaged circumstances. The United States Congress honored NBAF as a "national treasure" in 2008, and in 2018 NBAF received the Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities in Georgia.


The Art of Giving Virtual Benefit & Inaugural Horizon Award Sponsors


Presenting Host Level Sponsors




Diamond Level Sponsor

Emerald Level Sponsors





Crystal Level Sponsors

The Frank & Robyn Sims Donor Fund 



Peridot Sponsors

Children's Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA)



Voya Financial

Delta Community Credit Union 


Hosted By

National Black Arts (NBAF)
For more information, please contact D'Anna Hawthorne

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