The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts are seeking nominations for the 2008 Governor’s Arts Awards. All West Virginians are encouraged to nominate individual artists, organizations and communities in four categories of awards. The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2008.
The award categories are Appalachian Folklife Award in the Arts for outstanding contributions to the artistic traditions of West Virginia’s culture and heritage; Distinguished Service to the Arts Award for exceptional talent and creativity that have contributed to the arts and have fostered growth and influenced trends and aesthetic practices on a state and national level; Leadership in the Arts Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership and access to the arts throughout the state of West Virginia; and the Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement for significant accomplishments in the arts.
A ceremony and gala to present the awards will be held on Monday, June 9, at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
For more information, or to request a nomination form, contact Rose McDonough, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the arts section of the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 152, e-mail [email protected], or visit our website at www.wvculture.org.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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The nomination form is at the link below.