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Maine Arts Awards

March 26, 2019

Deadline to submit nominations: April 1

AUGUSTA, ME—The Maine Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Maine Arts Awards, honoring citizens, organizations, communities, and businesses for their significant impact on arts and culture in Maine. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 1. Nominations may be made in one of seven categories:ArtistBusiness (large > 50 employees and small < 50 employees); Arts EducationCommunityRural Organization; and Philanthropist. Any Maine citizen, organization, business, school, or community may be a Maine Arts Awards nominee. Accomplishments of a nominee should reflect substantial contributions made in Maine that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts. The finalists will be honored in a celebration highlighting their work in the fall of 2019, at which the recipients will also receive a work of art commissioned especially for these awards.

“Honoring those who have impacted our state’s arts and culture sector raises the visibility and importance of the arts in our state,” said Julie Richard, Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. “We’re proud to partner with ArtsEngageME to celebrate them in this wonderful program.”

The 2019 Maine Arts Awards nominations must be submitted through the Arts Commission’s online Grants Management System at www.MaineArts.com no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Nomination packages must include a nomination letter; a letter of recommendation; the nominee’s resume; and related work examples.  The first Maine Arts Awards ceremony took place during the Maine International Conference on the Arts on September 28, 2018. View the 2018 Maine Arts Awards Recipients here–

The Maine Arts Awards are presented in partnership with ArtsEngageME, the Arts Commission’s non-profit support and advocacy organization.

For more information about the Maine Arts Awards visit wwww.MaineArts.com or contact Executive Director Julie Richard at julie.richard@maine.gov or 207-287-2710.

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