New England Public Radio Seeks Nominations for the 2013 Arts & Humanities Award
New England Public Radio is accepting nominations for the 2013 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards. Established in 2008, the award seeks to recognize those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities, and to bring awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England. It is given in three categories: Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Individual and Emerging Talent.
The community is invited to submit nominations for the New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Award using the form available at nepr.net. All nominations must be received by January 7, 2013.
Members of the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. will review all nominations and select a recipient in each category in early January. Recipients will be celebrated at the Arts & Humanities Awards Gala on May 7, 2013 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets to the gala will go on sale in February.
"The Arts & Humanities Award is now in its fifth year and we are excited to see it continue to grow," said General Manager, Martin Miller. "The community nominated over 60 individuals and institutions last year, and we're hoping for even greater interest this year."
"New England Public Radio has been interested in our work for the last 30 years," says Bob Cilman, Director of the Young@Heart Chorus. "A piece on Young@Heart by an NEPR reporter aired on All Things Considered in 2000 and it had a huge impact on our organization. We love radio and we especially love public radio. Being recognized by our local National Public Radio affiliate was a huge honor for us."
For more information on the Arts & Humanities Awards, past recipients, and nomination forms, please visit nepr.net or call Vanessa Cerillo at 413.545.9717.