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Kentucky Arts Council seeks Governor's Awards nominations

Monday, 10 14, 2013

Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1, 2013, for the 2014 Governor's Awards in the Arts.

The Governor's Awards are the Commonwealth's highest honor in the arts. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. The nomination process is coordinated by the arts council.

"For more than 30 years, Kentucky's governors have used these awards to acknowledge the people and organizations that have sustained and advanced the arts in the Commonwealth," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "The arts are everywhere in Kentucky and anyone can make a nomination."

Eligibility is specific to each of the nine award categories: Milner, Artist, Business, Community Arts, Education, Folk Heritage, Government, Media and National. Depending on the category, eligible nominees must be residents of Kentucky, organizations located in Kentucky or have close ties to Kentucky. Past recipients and posthumous nominees are not eligible.

For guidelines, instructions and nomination forms, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Opportunities/GovAwards.htm. For more information about the nomination process, contact Dan Strauss at dan.strauss@ky.gov or 888-833-2787, ext. 474.

The 2013 Governor's Awards in the Arts ceremony is 10 a.m. Oct. 29, in the Capitol Rotunda, in Frankfort. The event is open to the public.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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