February 16, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts have extended the deadline for receiving nominations for the 2010 Governor’s Arts Awards to Feb. 24. All West Virginians are encouraged to nominate individual artists, organizations and communities in five categories of awards.
The award categories are Arts in Education Award for efforts to strengthen arts education in West Virginia public schools and the overall impact on arts education in West Virginia; Distinguished Service to the Arts Award for exceptional talent and creativity that have contributed to the arts and have fostered growth and influenced trends and aesthetic practices on a state and national level; Leadership in the Arts Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership and access to the arts throughout the state of West Virginia; Artist of the Year recognizes an individual artist who has displayed excellence in their discipline and has impacted the exposure to the arts in West Virginia through their work; and the Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement for significant accomplishments in the arts.
A ceremony and gala to present the awards will be held on Monday, March 15 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
For more information, or to request a nomination form, contact Rose McDonough, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the arts section of the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 152, e-mail Rose McDonough, or visit our Web site at www.wvculture.org.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.