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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2017

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

Nominations open for 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

As part of its ongoing celebration of supporting the arts in New Hampshire, the N.H. State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards.

The awards, which are non-monetary, publicly recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities that have reached distinguished levels of achievement as they support the cultural life of our state.

Categories for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards include: Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award.

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 physically located in New Hampshire.

The deadline for nominations is August 1. Nominations are being accepted exclusively online.

To learn more about the 2017 Governors Arts Awards, visit 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 nh.gov/nharts.

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