From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Steve Carr
Sent: Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:40 PM
Subject: Nominations Open for 2015 Governor's Arts Awards
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 6, 2014): Nominations are now open for the Governor's Arts Awards, which will be presented in six categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona.
Winners will be announced at the 34th annual Governor's Arts Awards to be scheduled in early 2015. The Governor's Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor.
Nominations must be completed online by midnight, December 18. To complete a nomination application, go to http://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-award/2015-nomination-forms/.
Since 1981, 166 artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor's Arts Awards
• Artist: recognizing a living Arizona artist of significant merit, leadership or renown whose creations or contributions enrich the state and the field of the arts. This category is open to artists of all disciplines.
• Individual: recognizing an individual for significant contributions to the arts in Arizona in arts leadership, support and/or volunteerism.
• Community: recognizing a community organization or institution that has demonstrated significant support of or participation in community-based programs or services fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to the arts in Arizona. Schools or school districts are not eligible in this category.
• Arts In Education Organization: recognizing a nonprofit arts organization or school that has demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in Arizona.
• Arts In Education Individual: recognizing educators, teaching artists, school administrators or school volunteers who have demonstrated significant support or participation in activities fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in Arizona.
• Business: recognizing small to large businesses demonstrating significant support through time, energy and/or financial support or by participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to the arts throughout the state.
Honorees will be selected by an independent panel of judges. Nominees must be living residents of Arizona, a business operating in and for the benefit of Arizona, a school or a community organization. Business, arts organizations or school honorees that have won the award may be nominated again if at least five years have passed since receiving the award. Previous individual Governor's Arts Awards recipients in any category are not eligible.
The ninth annual Shelley Award also will be presented to an Arizona individual who has advanced the arts through strategic and innovative work in creating or supporting public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona. The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Arizona Citizens for the Arts is the premier arts advocacy organization in Arizona dedicated to the mission of discussion and awareness of the importance and impact of the arts in achieving quality of life, educational excellence and economic health for all Arizonans and Arizona enterprises. For information visit www.azcitizensforthearts.org
Arizona Commission on the Arts
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is the state agency that connects artists and communities. The Commission features many diverse programs and services for Arizona residents. For information visit www.azarts.gov.
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