Nominations still open for Governor's Awards for the Arts

Nominations are still open for the 2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Any individual, organization or institution that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Alaska is eligible, with the exception of current Alaska State Council on the Arts members, staff or prior award recipients.

Deadline for nominations is August 31.

Categories for the 2012 Arts Awards are as follows:

• Arts Education (individual or organization): Dedication to providing Alaska’s young people with quality arts education, through artist residencies, arts curriculum or arts experiences. Advocacy, commitment to arts education, statewide or broad community impact and recognition of peers.

• Individual Artist: Artistic leadership, distinction and merit; Recognition of artistic contribution to the state or community through previous honors and awards, reviews or articles; Longevity of impact to state or community.

• Arts Organization: Visionary and innovative leadership; Statewide impact and collaboration with other organizations; Stability and longevity of the organization.

• Native Arts (individual or organization): Has made an outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Alaska’s Native arts and cultural heritage or significant impact of artistic contribution that advances the culture.

Nomination forms are available on ASCA’s website, www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca, under “What’s New.” For more information, contact the council at 888-278-7424 or 907-269-6610.

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities ceremony will be held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage on Oct. 18. Award recipients will be selected by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Office of the Governor, based on nominees submitted by the public.

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