FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Contact: Diane Stoddard, assistant city manager, (785) 832-3413
Looking for outstanding artists: nominations welcome for Phoenix Awards
(Lawrence, Kan.) - The Phoenix Awards, given annually by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, recognize outstanding artistic achievements in the Lawrence community. Members of the public are invited to make nominations. Eligible nominees include artists working in the visual, literary, musical, theatrical, and media arts. Arts educators, administrators, advocates, and volunteers are also eligible.
For 2012, a new "Creative Spaces" Award category has been added to recognize outstanding achievement in imaginative and environmentally forward-thinking place-making. The Phoenix Award Committee will accept nominations for public or business places whose design and/or function advance the artistic environment of the Lawrence community. Also, at the discretion of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, a nominee may be chosen for a special Exceptional Artistic Achievement award.
This year’s awardees will be recognized at a ceremony to be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at 2 pm at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street.
DEADLINE: Friday, August 24, 2012
Please follow these instructions carefully in preparing the nomination and type the information on separate pages using clearly readable type.
1. Nominee and Nominator
Please give the name, address, phone, and email for both the Nominee and the Nominator.
2. Narrative (1-2 pages)
Your narrative should address:
a) Why you believe the nominee deserves the Phoenix Award,
b) The breadth and depth of the nominee’s artistic or arts-related activities,
c) A description of the contributions that the nominee has made to the excellence and /or availability of the arts in the community of Lawrence.
3. Support Materials (submit all three)
a) A one page letter of support from someone well acquainted with the nominee’s work in the arts.
b) A one page resume or list of the nominee’s achievements in the arts.
c) No more than three supporting documents of your choice, i.e. newspaper articles, CD’s, websites, additional letters, reviews.
4. Mail or deliver your completed nomination by Friday, August 24, 2012 to:
Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission
City Manager’s Office
6 E. 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
If you have questions about the Phoenix Awards or the nomination process, contact Diane Stoddard, City Liaison to the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, at (785) 832-3413 or email@example.com
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