FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2019
2019 Governor’s Arts Awards return to Concord, NH
The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced that the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards are returning to Concord. Festivities will take place on October 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Bank of New Hampshire Stage.
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.
Categories for this year’s 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.
Nominations for the awards will be accepted through June 30 and must be submitted online. 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.
Confirmed sponsors for the event include Capitol Center for the Arts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Delta Dental, The Hotel Concord, Kelley Family Properties, O Steaks and Seafood, and Carol and Roger Brooks. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
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.