Ascend: NBAF’s Annual Benefit & Horizon Awards Presentation

Saturday, October 30, 2021


Guardian Works

755 Echo St., NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

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For more information about 2021 Horizon Awards, please contact

For Sponsorship Information, please contact D’Anna Hawthorne at 404-702-1964 or



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!
The National Black Arts Horizon Awards for Emerging Artists seeks to help aspiring emerging artists of African descent to scale their careers. The award is highly competitive and grants the recipient in each category with a $10,000 awards package to fund their practice.  Winning emerging artists have been working in their respective fields for at least three to seven years, have a proven track record of success, and have dedicated themselves to a career in their field. For more information about 2021 Horizon Awards, please contact