Release Date: June 19, 2008
Kennesaw State seeks nominations for arts awards
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Flourish Award recipients Cobb County Chairman Samuel Olens and artist Steve Penley
KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is seeking nominations for its annual Flourish Awards, which honor individuals and organizations in the community who support, promote or participate in the arts in Metropolitan Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. Nominees are sought in four categories: arts leader, arts educator, public/community servant, and nonprofit arts organization or arts company.
Nominations should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com or via fax to 678-797-2426 by 5 p.m. on July 15. The awards will be presented at the college’s annual fundraising luncheon on Aug. 26. Nominators should include the following information in their nominations: name and contact information for the nominee and a brief justification of no more than 250 words.
To qualify for an award, individuals or organizations should be well known in the community, should be living or currently operating, must be from Georgia or residing or operating in Georgia and should have greatly enhanced a particular arts field or the arts in general.
The arts leader category is open to performers, artists, presenters, designers, directors, or administrators working in an arts-related field or for a program or organization that provides direct support to the arts or arts education.
The arts educator category is open to P-12 art, dance, music or theater teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have created or significantly supported projects that link the arts to other areas of the curriculum and/or projects that enhance the community.
The public/community servant category is open to elected or appointed government officials, civil servants, volunteers and philanthropists.
The nonprofit organization/arts company category is open to an arts presenter or arts agency of any size that is well established in the community and that has a commitment to both quality arts programming and community outreach.
Nominations will be reviewed by a community committee. Award recipients will be notified in early August.
Previous recipients include artist Steve Penley of Carrollton, philanthropists Audrey and Jack Morgan of Tucker and Cobb County Commission Chairman Samuel Olens.
For more information, call 770-499-3214 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.