Reminder: Nominations for the ‘2014 Interior Alaska Mayors’ Awards for the Arts’ due March 31st

2014 Interior Alaska Mayors’ Awards for the Arts

Alaska’s Interior Mayors and the Fairbanks Arts Association are soliciting nominations for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts. This event is a wonderful way to acknowledge fellow community members for their hard work and dedication to the arts.

Monday, March 31, 2014 by 6pm

All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of Fairbanks Arts Association. Nominations must be postmarked, hand-delivered to the FAA office, or emailed to the address below no later than March 31, 2014 by 6pm.

Awards are open to all individuals or groups, residing in the Interior of Alaska who have made significant contributions to contemporary and/or traditional arts within Alaska’s Interior. A person who receives an award is not eligible to receive the same award within the next four years; they may be nominated for a different category within that time frame. Fairbanks Arts Association staff are not eligible to be nominated or nominate awardees. Panel members may not nominate, nor judge family members. Fairbanks Arts Association may decide not to award in any category if there is a lack of eligible candidates.

Categories of Awards:
Arts and Leadership Award: recognizes individuals or organizations that have contributed to the promotion of the arts in the Interior.

Volunteer Award: recognizes individuals or organizations, whose support of the arts through volunteer service, has made a significant impact on the arts in the Interior.

Arts Advocacy Award: recognizes individuals or organizations who champion the arts with advocacy that supports the development of arts programming within the Interior.

Youth Arts Award: recognizes individuals (regardless of age) or organizations whose efforts advance arts among young people.

Lifetime Achievement Award: recognizes a lifetime of endeavors in the field of arts.
How to complete a winning nomination:

Fill out the nomination form and submit up to a 300 word essay. Essays should specifically and concisely address how the individual or organization has helped the Arts in the Interior of Alaska in one of the five categories of awards. Assume judges know nothing about the nominee or organization.

Nominations must be hand delivered, postmarked or emailed to by March 31, 2014- (hand deliver entries to Fairbanks Arts Association, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way). Mailed to PO Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99707. Award recipients will be notified by May 7, 2014. Time and date of Award Ceremony TBA.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Jill Shipman at 907.456-6485 ext. 222 or visit