Mayor’s Arts Awards Nominees Sought

"Nominees should have a demonstrated, sustained commitment to the Santa Fe arts community with a lasting impact"

Date April 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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Mayor David Coss and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission are currently seeking nominations for the 2013 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Now in its 24th year, the annual Mayor’s Awards recognize the outstanding contributions that individuals, organizations, and businesses have made to the Santa Fe arts community. Any member of the public may nominate an artist, writer, performer, philanthropist, organization or business for consideration.

Nominees should have a demonstrated, sustained commitment to the Santa Fe arts community with a lasting impact. Young artists who have demonstrated artistic excellence and extraordinary commitment to their artistic pursuits may be nominated for the Melissa Engestrom Youth Arts Award. Coss will present selected recipients with their awards at a dinner on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Information and nomination forms are available on the Arts Commission’s website, www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org, or by calling 505-955-6606. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5 p.m.

“Santa Fe’s thriving arts community is sustained by the impressive contributions and commitments of numerous individuals and organizations,” notes Coss. “The annual Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts ceremony is an important opportunity for the City to recognize some of these outstanding contributors.” 

Individuals over 21 years of age are eligible to be nominated for the Mayor’s Award. Youth 21 years of age and younger may be nominated for the Engestrom Youth Award. Past recipients of the Mayor’s Awards as well as those who have received the Governor’s Arts Awards within the past five years may not be nominated. 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe. The Arts Commission provides leadership for the City in supporting arts and cultural affairs. In this role, the Arts Commission recommends programs and policies that promote artistic excellence in the community. Through its work, the Arts Commission nurtures and supports Santa Fe’s unique artistic cultural heritage. For more information visit www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org, call 505-955-6707 or email, artscommission@santafenm.gov.

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