6th Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards

Arts Mid-Hudson is Now Accepting Nominations for the 6th Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards

Do you know someone in the Ulster County community who does good work in or for the Arts? Do you know an outstanding Ulster County arts organization or business that supports the arts?

Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting nominations from Ulster County residents and businesses for the 6th Annual Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards.

There are 9 categories as follows:

Arts Organization Award: Rewards an Ulster based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Ulster County’s cultural life over a significant period of time.

Business/Corporation Award: Recognizes an Ulster County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Ulster County’s cultural heritage.

Arts in Education Award: Acknowledges an Ulster based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Ulster County.

Individual Artist Award: Recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.

Award for Art in Public Places: Awards an Ulster based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.

Special Citation Award: Recognizes an Ulster based individual, organization, business, or project for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Ulster County that does not fit the criteria for the other categories.

Patron Award: Recognizes an individual or family residing in Ulster County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts through extraordinary leadership, personal financial commitment or philanthropic activities.

Volunteer Award: Recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts as a board member, volunteer or other service.

Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts: Recognizes an Ulster County resident and either a high school or college student ages 16 through 22 as of June 2018, working or studying in all arts disciplines including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. Nominee must be available to attend the event on June 5, 2018. (*Note: supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Nominations must be received by Sunday, March 4, 2018. Recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field.

Award winners will be recognized by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Ulster County’s arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a festive reception on June 5, 2018 at Saugerties Performing Arts Factory in Saugerties.

Nomination forms can be accessed here and will require (a) the nominee’s name, address, phone, artistic discipline and nomination category; (b) your name, address and phone; and (c) a narrative on why the nominee deserves the award. For additional information call (845) 454-3222; or e-mail artsawards@artsmidhudson.org.

Please note that past recipients are not eligible for this year’s awards.