Nominate Artists and Arts Leaders for Distinguished Arts Awards

January 18, 2013

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Do you know an artist, arts leader, arts patron or volunteer who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to our cultural vibrancy? Please nominate them for the Arts Council for Long Beach's annual Distinguished Arts Awards, which will be presented at the State of the Arts Celebration this spring at the EXPO Arts Center.

Nominations are due by Monday, February 4, 2013. Nomination forms are available Here: Nomination Form

The Arts Council will honor four exemplary individuals or organizations that have played an essential role in furthering the arts in Long Beach. These non-monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, devotion, and community contribution.

Award categories:

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.

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.

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.

Emerging Artist or Arts Leader Award
The Emerging Artist or Arts Leader Award honors remarkable contributions to the Long Beach arts community by a visual, literary or performing artist or arts leader 25 years or younger.

Download a 2013 Distinguished Arts Award Nomination form.

Nominations are due by Monday, February 4, 2013.

The Arts Council for Long Beach is a private nonprofit organization which fosters excellence in the creation and presentation of arts and cultural endeavors in Long Beach. The Arts Council provides access for families, children, and the community to a broad spectrum of cultural experiences by building strategic partnerships and programs that weave arts and culture into the fabric of our community.