Arts Commission Issues Call for Nominations for Medal of Arts Awards

News posted Feb. 09, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Medal of Arts

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2016 Medal of Arts awards, the City’s highest arts honor. Nominations should describe extraordinary lifetime artistic achievement or support of the arts by an individual or group.

Guidelines and nomination forms.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 31.

To celebrate artistic excellence and extraordinary arts achievement, the City’s Arts Commission initiated the awards program in 1984 based on the National Medal of Arts program. In all, the City has recognized 146 individuals, groups and businesses with a prestigious Medal of Art.

“We are privileged to be able to celebrate our extraordinary creative community in this way,” Nancy Novell, chair of the Arts Commission, said. “The City of Raleigh’s Arts Commission looks forward to honoring the tradition again in 2016.”

The Medal of Arts awards were last issued in 2014. Winners that year were the non-profit multi-arts school Arts Together; Marta Findlay-Partridge, a music teacher and conductor; George Holt, the North Carolina Museum of Art’s director of performing arts and film programs; Broadway star Terrence Mann; arts supporters Thomas and June Roberg; and Ruggero Piano.

The 2016 Medal of Arts awards will be presented to recipients at a ceremony at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in October.

The City’s Office of Raleigh Arts fosters and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board, and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is a part of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

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