November 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston Arts Commission Accepting Nominations for Inaugural City of Kingston Distinguished Artist Award
KINGSTON, N.Y. The City of Kingston Arts Commission is requesting nominations for the inaugural City of Kingston Distinguished Artist Award.
Nominees must be residents of the City of Kingston for at least two years. Artists in any discipline may be nominated: music, theatre, dance, literary, visual, or media arts. Finalists and recipients will be chosen based upon the level of their artistry, commitment to the art form, commitment to the community, and recognition in the field locally, nationally or internationally. The award recipient should be willing to serve for two years and perform two public community projects such as a performance, lecture, exhibition, reading, workshop, etc. A small stipend will be provided to the awardee.
Submission forms are located on the City of Kingston website at www.kingston-ny.gov/ArtsCommission. This should take the form of a no-more-than one-page narrative that discusses the nominee’s qualifications and must be submitted with the application. Nominations must be submitted by midnight, Sunday, December 17, 2017 to the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the form and narrative. Recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field. Note that recipients are not chosen by the quantity of nominations received, but by the quality of their work and by their commitment to the community.
Award winners will be recognized by Mayor Steve Noble and Kingston arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a reception on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Kingston City Hall.
For any questions, please contact Susan Linn, 845-339-4280.