One of the great pleasures of being around a long time is that people and institutions give you awards and honorary degrees. I’m genuinely honored to receive them, though it would have been nice to have had one in my twenties, when I was struggling to finish my actual PhD and could have saved myself a lot of sweat and trouble.At all events, I’m really delighted to have had my work recognized by the following:

Honours and Awards

2003  Appointed Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for Services to the Arts

2004  Rhode Island School of Design, Athena Award for Services to the Arts and Education

2006  Open University and Central School of Speech and Drama, Doctor of the University

2006  Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Companionship

2008  Birmingham City University, Doctor of the University

2008  Johns Hopkins University, George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America

2009  Rhode Island School of Design, Doctor of Fine Arts

2009  Ringling College of Art and Design, Doctor of Arts

2009  Aston University Birmingham, Doctor of Science

2010  Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Relations between the United Kingdom and the United States

2011  Gordon Parks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Creativity and Education

2011  City of New York YMCA, Arts and Letters Award for Outstanding Leadership

2011  LEGO Prize for Extraordinary Contributions on Behalf of Children and Young People.

2012  Oklahoma State University, Doctor of Philosophy

2012  Sir Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, Imagination Award

2012  County of Los Angeles and the HeArt Project, Commendation for Dedicated Service to the Community

2012  Oklahoma State University, Doctor of Philosophy

2013  Queens University Belfast, Doctor of Social Sciences

2014  Liverpool John Moore’s University, Fellowship

2014  American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, Bammy Award for Special Achievement in Education

2016  Miami State University, Doctor of Philosophy