2009 Distinguished Arts Award nominations due by October 9

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long-beach-arts-council-registryEach year Arts Council for Long Beach honors three exemplary individuals or organizations that have played an essential role in fostering the arts in Long Beach.

Distinguished Art Award recipients are selected through a nomination process from local artists, arts professionals and volunteers, and community members.

Nominations are now being accepted in three categories for the Distinguished Arts Awards:

Distinguished ARTIST OF THE YEAR Award

The Distinguished Artist of the Year Award honors exemplary contributions to the Long Beach arts community by a visual, literary or performing artist. Nominations may be made by arts organizations or by individuals. Past recipients are ineligible.

Distinguished ARTS LEADERSHIP Award

The Distinguished Arts Leadership Award honors exceptional leadership contributions to the Long Beach arts community by arts professionals in the visual, literary or performing arts. Nominees may include arts or cultural organizations, arts support organizations, or individual arts professionals. Past recipients are ineligible.

Distinguished ARTS PATRON or VOLUNTEER Award

The Distinguished Arts Patron or Volunteer Award honors superlative leadership contributions to the Long Beach arts community by an arts patron or volunteer in the visual, literary or performing arts. Nominees should be individuals who have provided significant leadership through volunteerism and/or patronage. Past recipients are ineligible.

The 2009 Distinguished Arts Award nominations are reviewed by an independent panel to choose the recipients. These non-monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, devotion, and community contribution. Recipients will be honored at the annual State of the Arts presentation in November, 2009.

Each institution or individual may nominate up to three individuals or groups (one per category). Please complete and submit a separate application form for each nominee. In the interest of fairness, no additional advocacy on behalf of a nominee is allowed. Nominations are due by Friday, October 9, 2009.

Nomination forms are available online at www.artslb.org or by contacting Joanna Malfatti at joanna.malfatti@artslb.org. Submit nominations to: Arts Council for Long Beach, 110 Pine Avenue, Suite 1100, Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information call (562) 570-1930 or email joanna.malfatti@artslb.org.

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