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Farmington Arts Commission Seeks Award Nominations

Nomination forms are due by March 12 for Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service to the Arts awards.

The Farmington Area Arts Commission seeks nominations for its Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service awards. Photo credit: Patch file photo
The Farmington Area Arts Commission seeks nominations for its Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service awards. Photo credit: Patch file photo

The Farmington Area Arts Commission has opened nominations for the Farmington Area 2014 Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service to the Arts Awards.

Last year’s honorees were aviation artist Robert Aikens, Artist-in-Residence, and The Farmington Art Foundation, Distinguished Service to the Arts. 

Each year since 1976, the commission honored an Artist-in-Residence in visual art, drama, dance, literature, music, photography, film or music. To qualify, the applicant must be a current resident of Farmington or Farmington Hills. 

The Distinguished Service to the Arts Award recognizes outstanding service to the community in the arts. Groups, organizations, businesses or individuals receive this award for support, promotion, management or teaching of the arts. 

Both honorees will be recognized at the Artist Awards Ceremony held May 1 at the Costick Center.

Nomination forms are due by March 12 and should be accompanied by a complete package including samples, publicity, resume, and other information to ensure that the candidate’s efforts receive substantial representation. Visual and performing artists should submit a CD or DVD of their work.  

Previously nominated candidates are encouraged to reapply; however, previous award-winners are not eligible.

Nomination forms are available at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, and can also be found at www.fhgov.com under Community/Cultural Arts/Artist in Residence. To learn more, call 248-473-1856. 

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