The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 17th Annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts. Nominations may be submitted by art organizations, individuals, or businesses, and must be received by September 5, 2012.
The Mayor’s Awards in the Arts are presented by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission and the City of Coeur d’Alene to recognize and encourage excellence in the arts and to stimulate and support awareness of the arts throughout the City. Nominees may be businesses, organizations, or individuals who have, through distinguished service or creative accomplishment, made a significant contribution to the arts in Coeur d’Alene, but need not be based or have residence actually within the City Limits.
Nominations should be based on the three categories in which the awards are presented. The first category, “Excellence in the Arts,” recognizes artists who have made a significant contribution to the awareness of the arts in Coeur d’Alene. They are evaluated on their community participation, previous recognition received, and the quality and originality of their work. The second category, “Support of the Arts,” recognizes individuals or organizations based on the length of their commitment to the arts, the type of support they give (financial, volunteer services, etc.), and their overall involvement in the support of art in Coeur d’Alene. The third category, “Arts in Education,” recognizes individuals or organizations for their efforts to strengthen public arts education in the geographic region of School District 271. The award is given based on years of commitment to and advocacy for arts education.
“It is a privilege to recognize the individuals and organizations in our community that make art accessible to everyone,” Mayor Bloem said.
For nomination forms, please contact Amy Ferguson, Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission staff support, at 666-5754, or you can pick up a nomination form at City Hall, 710 Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, or download a form from the city’s website at www.cdaid.org.
The Mayor’s Awards in the Arts will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.