About The Artie Award Archives
Welcome to The Artie Award Archives where you’ll find information on all things “Arties!” The Artie Awards were started in 1991 by Anthony Chase, Theater Editor of Artvoice, an online weekly newspaper in Western New York. The Arties were presented by Artvoice for the first 26 years. WNED/WBFO radio became the presenting organization in year 27.
Currently, the Artie Committee votes in 20 categories to select the nominees and winners for the season’s productions at Western New York theaters.
To be eligible for an Artie, an artist must live and work in the Buffalo, NY area, while a theater must produce work locally, primarily with local artists.
Most importantly, the Artie Awards Ceremony is a benefit, with all proceeds from the evening (along with proceeds from area theatres’ participation in the Red Ribbon Campaign) going to an HIV/AIDS related charity.
The current recipient is ECMC’s Immunodeficiency Services.
Navigating the Site…
Simply click on any of the links at the top of the page to take you to pages consisting of Artie Awards info (lists of nominees and winners, date/location of ceremony, hosts), with each page containing 10 years of Artie history.
For example, by clicking on “1990-2000,” you’ll be brought to a page consisting of Artie Awards info for the 1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 Artie Awards.
I’ve put in all the information I have at my fingertips. I encourage you to let me know of any errors.
Also, for the sake of continuity, and to avoid confusion for those uninitiated in the Arties, I’ll be using the current names of individuals and companies even though their names may have been different at the time of their nomination or win.
Compilation of website in its entirety, copyright (C) Doug Weyand.