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Its Time for the 2009 Mayors Arts Awards Nominations

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We invite you to submit nominations for the 24th Annual Mayor’s Arts Award, the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, organizations, and patrons of the arts. Award Categories include:

  • Excellence in an Artistic Discipline An individual artist or an organization that has demonstrated a substantial history of extraordinary achievement in an artistic discipline.
     
  • Outstanding Emerging Artist A promising individual artist or group of artists who have demonstrated excellence and achieved distinction in an artistic discipline.
     
  • Excellence in Service to the Arts An individual or a private, public, or government organization that has demonstrated a substantial history of exemplary leadership, financial support, or other services vital to the development of the arts in the District of Columbia.
     
  • Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education An individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to evoke interest and understanding of the arts. Innovation in the Arts An individual or organization that has demonstrated use of skills or resources to produce art, art programs or services.

For an entry form please download the New Guidelines for 2008. We are also happy to mail a nomination form to you. Nominations must be received at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities office by 7 pm on Monday, December 15, 2008.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

  • Arts Teaching award allows you to nominate an elementary, middle, or high school teacher in one of three categories:

                                                   Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts  
                                                   Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts           
                                                   Excellence in Teaching Language Arts    

For an entry form please download the Mayor's Award for Arts Teaching. We are also happy to mail a nomination form to you. Nominations must be received at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities office by with an extended deadline of 7 pm on Friday, January 9, 2009.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009