Now Accepting Nominations!

The NTPA Stardust Awards recognize outstanding North Texas performing arts educators, artists, volunteers, businesses, non-profit organizations and their leadership in the North Texas community. Presented by North Texas Performing Arts, public nominations for individuals and organizations for these awards may be made via online application.

Nominations will be accepted through May 31, 2022. Nominations will be judged by the NTPA Arts Advisory Council made up of civic leaders and industry professionals. Finalists in each category will be announced in August, and the Award Recipients will be notified in September.

Top Finalists in each category will be recognized at the annual Stardust Awards on Saturday, October 15 at the legendary Southfork Ranch. Award Recipients must be present to be recognized.

Nomination Deadline

North Texas Performing Arts Stardust Award Categories

Community Awards

  • Middle School Performing Arts Educator
  • High School and Senior High Performing Arts Educator
  • Collegiate Performing Arts Educator
  • Distinguished Artist
  • Performing Arts Volunteer
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Leadership
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Organization
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Philanthropy
  • Business Champion for the Performing Arts (Small & Medium Business)
  • Business Champion for the Performing Arts (Large Business)

NTPA Volunteer Awards

  • Show Manager of the Year
  • Set-Build Manager/Designer of the Year
  • Costume Design of the Year
  • Tech Design of the Year (Lights/Sound)
  • Promotions Volunteer of the Year
  • Founder’s Award
  • Legacy Award
  • President’s Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Arts Advocate of the Year
View the Award Descriptions
Submit Your Nomination for an Individual or Organization

About the Celebration

Saturday, October 15

Southfork Ranch – Lonestar Atrium
3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002


Southfork Ranch – Lonestar Atrium
3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002

The famed Southfork Ranch (TV Series, Dallas) is conveniently located east of Highway 75 off Parker Road. Approximately a 15 minute drive from Fairview Youth Theatre and 22 minute drive from Willow Bend Center of the Arts. The large ballroom will allow all of our theatre troupes to gather in one location for the ultimate dining and dancing celebration.


Our North Texas Performing Arts performers open the night with some of your favorite classic musical numbers followed by the main event…Emerald City Presents Party Machine!

Party Machine brings the same high energy made famous by Emerald City Band. Covering tunes from the 50’s through today’s hits, Party Machine has been making a splash at public and high-profile private events around the metroplex and the country for years, and now they are ready to celebrate NTPA!