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Farmington Area Arts Commission Opens Nominations for Annual Arts Awards

Nominations close March 18 for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service to the Arts awards.

The Farmington Area Arts Commission has opened nominations for the Farmington Area 2013 Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Service to the Arts awards.

Each year, the Commission presents the awards to celebrate the positive spirit of the arts and how arts contribute to the community. Last year’s awardees were basket artist Allen Brown (Artist-in-Residence) and Cynthia and Brian Tupper of the Farmington Players (Distinguished Service to the Arts).

Each year since 1976, the Commission has recognized talented individuals in visual art, drama, dance, literature, music, photography, film or music. To qualify, the Artist-in-Residence must currently reside in Farmington or Farmington Hills. The awardee will receive a plaque at a reception in their honor, held as part of the Artist Awards Ceremony on April 18 at the Costick Center.

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 and will also be honored with a plaque at the Artist Awards Ceremony.

Nomination forms should be accompanied by a complete package including samples, publicity clippings, 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 re-apply; 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. The deadline for submission is March 18.

For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856. 

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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