Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards
The Dutchess County Art Council is now accepting nominations for the 1st Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
- Arts Organization
- Arts in Education
Nominees must be residents of, or corporations/organizations doing business in Ulster County. Please use the attached form to submit your nomination no later than April 29, 2013.
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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?
“Ulster County is blessed with a rich arts heritage and creative economy,” said County Executive Hein. “I look forward to recognizing some of the many, many individuals and organizations responsible for promoting the arts at my 1st Annual Ulster County Arts Awards.”
The Arts Council is requesting nominations from Ulster County residents and businesses for the 1st Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards in three categories:
Category One: The Arts Organization Award rewards an arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Ulster County’s cultural life over a significant period of time.
Category Two: A 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 is honored with the Business/Corporation Award.
Category Three: The Arts in Education Award acknowledges an individual 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.
Finalists and recipients will be chosen in these three categories based upon the level of their artistry, commitment to the art form, commitment to the community, and recognition in the field locally, nationally or internationally.
Nominations must be received by Monday, April 29th and 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 luncheon on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club.
Nomination forms require the following information: (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 (no more than ½ page). For additional information call (845) 454-3222; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premium sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. Proceeds from the event support the work of the Arts Council within Ulster County.
About the Arts Council
Founded in 1964, the Dutchess County Arts Council is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, with a mission to provide the vision and leadership to support a thriving and diverse arts culture. The Arts Council has been serving Ulster County for over 20 years, and a new strategic plan is in place to change the name of the Arts Council during 2013 to signify the Mid-Hudson regional service area. Programs and activities include: grants to established organizations, community based projects and Arts in Education programs; folk arts research and presentation; technical assistance, professional development, and cultural community networking opportunities; awareness and advocacy; and community-wide fundraising efforts for the arts.
Programs are funded by the County of Ulster, County of Dutchess, the New York State Council on the Arts, and private donors.
Dutchess County Arts Council
Dutchess County Arts Council