FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2019
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Nominations open for 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards
The N.H. State Council on the Arts announced today that it is seeking nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards.
The non-monetary awards, given every other year, publicly recognize outstanding contributions to the state’s arts and cultural life made by individuals, organizations and communities.
Categories for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards include: Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Champion and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award.
Previous awardees include Marguerite Mathews of Pontine Theatre (Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure), decoy artist Fred Dolan (Folk Heritage), art educator Anna Nuttal (Arts Education), former Currier Museum of Art director Susan Strickler (Distinguished Arts Leadership), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Arts in Health), City of Nashua (Creative Communities), and Thomas and Barbara Putnam (Individual Arts Patron).
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 June 30. Nominations are being accepted exclusively online.
To learn more about the 2019 Governors Arts Awards and to see a list of previous awardees, visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/index.htm.
The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a division of the Department of Natural and 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.