Nominations are now open for the 2016 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, which will be announced during Denver Arts Week in November. Here are the categories:
Arts & Culture Youth Award
This award is presented to a person under eighteen that has made a noteworthy difference in the community through the arts or an organization that has significantly impacted the lives of youth in the City and County of Denver through the arts.
Arts & Culture Impact Award
This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least ten years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver.
Arts & Culture Innovation Award
This award is presented to the individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts has been significant in 2016.
Arts & Culture Global Award
This award is presented to an individual or organization that has brought Denver’s arts and culture to the national or world stage. Nominees for this category have received national or international recognition through collaboration, media coverage or grant dollars received.
An individual or organization that exemplifies the vision and goals of Denver’s cultural plan through their programs and initiatives. This individual or organization is setting an example for others to aspire to as we IMAGINE 2020.
Nominations are being accepted through September 9 at Denver Arts & Venues.
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