New England Public Radio is accepting nominations for the 2014 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Award. Established in 2008, the award recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities, and brings awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England. There are three nomination 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 forms available at nepr.net. All nominations must be received by January 6, 2014.
Members of the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. will review all nominations and select recipients in early January. Recipients will be celebrated at the Arts & Humanities Awards Gala on May 12, 2014 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. Tickets to the gala will go on sale in February.
“The Arts & Humanities Award is now in its sixth year and we’re 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 looking forward to seeing who is nominated this time around.”
Recipients of the 2013 Award included: The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, Enchanted Circle Theater, Michael Mucci, Chair and Director of Instrumental Music for the Longmeadow High School Music Department (now retired), and June Millington, a musician and Founder of the Institute for the Musical Arts.
For more information on the Arts & Humanities Awards, past recipients, and nomination forms, visit nepr.net or call Vanessa Cerillo, Director of Marketing and Communications at 413.545.9717.