Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Arts Awards Nominations

City Accepting Nominations for Annual Arts Awards

The City of Santa Fe is seeking nominations of individuals or organizations that deserve an award for their outstanding work in the arts through the 2009 Mayor’s Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts. This award recognizes individuals and organizations which have made significant, ongoing or legacy contributions to the success of the arts in Santa Fe.

Nominations of youth artists (aged 21 and under) who have demonstrated artistic excellence and achievement with a deep commitment to the arts are also considered for the Melissa Engestrom Youth Artist Award. The public is invited to submit nominations of outstanding young individuals who deserve special recognition even though they are not yet well-established in their careers.

The arts play a very important part in the cultural and fiscal health of Santa Fe. Join Mayor David Coss in recognizing those individuals who have contributed to the success of Santa Fe’s arts community. This year’s awards are sponsored by Century Bank.

A nomination form can be obtained through the Arts Commission site or by contacting the Arts Commission office at 955-6707 or artscommission@santafenm.gov. The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Current Commission members and recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts within the last five years are ineligible. Please note that there is no need to submit multiple nominations for one person or organization. One thorough nomination will ensure consideration by the selection committee.

More information about the 2009 Mayor’s Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts, nomination forms, and a list of past recipients, can be found on the Arts Commission site.

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