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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Nominations open for 2013 Governors Arts Awards

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2013 Governors Arts Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state.

Categories for the 2013 Governors Arts Awards include: Arts Education, Community Spirit, Cultural Access Leadership, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Patron and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award. A new award for Youth Arts Leadership has been added this year, to recognize exceptional arts leadership by a high school age student.

Nominations may be made by any individual, group, organization or business. To be eligible for nominations, individuals must reside in New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while living in New Hampshire; nominated organizations, cities and towns must be located in New Hampshire.

“The arts continue to be vital components of New Hampshire’s communities by contributing to our intellectual and emotional well-being while simultaneously supporting our state’s economy,” said Lynn Martin Graton, acting director of the N.H. State Council on the Arts. “The contributions of Governors Arts Awards winners are usually made selflessly, yet it’s important to take the time to recognize and thank them for their impressive achievements.”

The deadline for the 2013 Governors Arts Awards nominations is September 3. The awards, which are non-monetary, will be presented in November.

To learn more about the 2013 Governors Arts Awards and to download a nomination form, visit www.nh.gov/nharts.

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities, and individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nharts.

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