Kentucky Arts Council Calls for Nominations for Governor’s Awards in the Arts
The Kentucky Arts Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2005 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honor in the arts recognizing the unbridled spirit of individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions in Kentucky through the arts.
The nine award categories, Artist, Business, Community Arts, Education, Folk Heritage, Government, Media, Milner and National, recognize the broad range of support the arts enjoy in Kentucky.
Governor Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher will present arts awards at the Governor’s Awards in the Arts ceremony in early 2006.
“The Governor’s Awards focus attention on the individuals, organizations, and institutions across the state that are instrumental in making the arts accessible to our people and creating vibrant communities through the arts,” says Arts Council Executive Director Gerri Combs.
Any individuals, organizations or businesses from within or outside Kentucky may make nominations. A candidate for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts must be a Kentucky organization or resident of Kentucky with the exception of the National Award, bestowed upon a Kentucky native son or daughter that has achieved national or international acclaim in the arts.
Nominations are brought before the Governor’s Awards in the Arts Committee of the Arts Council Board for consideration. Recommendations are then forwarded to the Governor’s Office for final approval.
The final deadline for nominations is September 1, 2005. To access the guidelines, instructions and nomination forms, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog1/ga_gdl.html. Paper copies are available upon request at 1-888-833-2787.
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.