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Nominations open for 2013 Governors Arts Awards

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2013 Governors Arts Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state.

Categories for the 2013 Governors Arts Awards include: Arts Education, Community Spirit, Cultural Access Leadership, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Patron and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award. A new award for Youth Arts Leadership has been added this year to recognize exceptional arts leadership by a high school student.

Nominations may be made by any individual, group, organization or business. To be eligible for nominations, individuals must reside in New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while living in New Hampshire; nominated organizations and towns must be located in New Hampshire.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 3. The awards, which are non-monetary, will be presented in November.

To learn more about the awards and to download a nomination form, visit

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