FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2019
Tickets on sale now for 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced that tickets for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards are currently available for online purchase. The event takes place Oct. 21, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and communities that make a difference in quality of life in New Hampshire through the arts. This year, the awards will honor achievement in Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Champion 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 awards were first presented in 1980. Throughout the years, honorees have received artwork created by a New Hampshire artist and based on the State House dome eagle – the first public art in the state. Berlin sculptor Andre Belanger designed and created the current awards.
Confirmed sponsors for the event include Capitol Center for the Arts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Hotel Concord, Kelley Family Properties, New England College, Northeast Delta Dental, O Steaks and Seafood, Sanborn Mills Farm, Carol and Roger Brooks, Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia, and Christine Dwyer. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
To learn more about the 2019 Governors Arts Awards and to see lists of previous awardees, visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/index.htm. Tickets may be purchased directly from the Capitol Center for the Arts, online at ccanh.com or by calling the box office at 603-225-1111.
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.