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Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards – 2014

  |   March 11, 2014  |  Comment

Nominations – Deadline March 31

Do you know someone in the Ulster County Community who does good work in or for the Arts? Do you know an outstanding Ulster County arts organization or business that supports the arts?

Arts Mid-Hudson, formerly Dutchess County Arts Council, is requesting nominations from Ulster County residents and businesses for the 2nd Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards.

Categories have been increased to six this year and are:

Arts Organization Award: rewards an Ulster-based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Ulster County’s cultural life over a significant period of time.

Business/Corporation Award: recognizes an Ulster County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Ulster County’s cultural heritage.

Arts in Education Award: acknowledges an Ulster-based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities for K-12 students in Ulster County.

Individual Artist Award: recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.

Award for Art in Public Places; awards an Ulster-based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.

Special Citation Award: recognizes an Ulster-based individual, organization, business, or project for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Ulster County that does not fit the criteria for the other categories.

Nominations must be received by Monday, March 31, 2014. Recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field.

Award winners will be recognized by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Ulster County’s arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a reception in mid-June.

Nomination forms can be accessed at www.artsmidhudson.org/ulster-county-executives-arts-awards/and will require (a) the nominee’s name, address, phone, artistic discipline and nomination category; (b) your name, address and phone; and (c) a narrative on why the nominee deserves the award. For additional information call (845) 454-3222; or e-mail [email protected]

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