Best Arts Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Arts web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition.  Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve while receiving valuable independent feedback on your development efforts.

Best Arts websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

American Jazz Museum
2023 Best Arts Site
American Jazz Museum
Will your site be next?

2023 WebAward Trophy
  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

  • An independent evaluation of your Arts Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other Arts industry websites.


If your site wins recognition with the Arts WebAward, you will also get:  

  • A beautiful statue or certificate of achievement to display proudly
  • Higher visibility for your company
  • A great marketing opportunity to promote your site to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • The admiration of peers, friends and co-workers – maybe even a raise!
  • A personal achievement for your resume

Each year the Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition names the Best Arts web site.  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Websites not selected as best Arts website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting Arts Trends and making Arts News

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Entering the WebAwards can help keep you up on Arts Trends by showing you how other Arts websites compare to the WebAward standards. You also can make Arts news if you have the Best Arts website. Arts news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

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Here are the past Best Arts WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 Forum One American Jazz Museum
2022 Digital Product and Experience Team National Gallery of Art
2021 North Street Creative Phoenix Ancient Art
2020 Midland Center for the Arts Site redesign aimed at broadening patron connections successfully engages visitors via optimized navigation, mobile experience, and commerce integration.
2019 National Palace Museum Betwixt Reality and Illusion: Special Exhibition of Jades from the Warring States Period to the Han Dynasty in the Collection of the National Palace Museum
2018 Akbank Sanat - A Contemporary New Website Akbank Sanat - A Contemporary New Website
2017 Forum One National Museum of African American History and Culture
2016 Rubikon Werbeagentur GmbH artmark gallery
2015 NavigationArts Jewish Women's Archive
2014 Americans for the Arts Transforming the Arts
2013 Creative Pinellas
2012 NavigationArts A Modern Look for National Museum of Women in the Arts
2011 Bluetube Interactive High Museum of Art
2010 LKF Marketing Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Website
2009 World Wide Web Domination Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
2008 Situation Marketing Connect: The Dot Project
2007 Freedom Communications Limited Artware Limited
2006 Houston Theater District Houston Theater District Web site
2005 Cool Blue Interactive and TGNT Brand Activation San Jose Repertory Theatre Web site - Redesign
2004 EYE and MIND Studio EYE and MIND Studio Website
2003 StoryPeople

*some URLs may no longer be valid, especially for older WebAward winners.

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