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Call for 2010 Medal of Arts Nominations

Know someone who demonstrates extraordinary arts achievement or a business that strongly supports the arts?

Raleigh Arts CommissionThe City of Raleigh Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Medal of Arts awards. Nominations can be submitted for individuals and groups exemplifying lifetime artistic excellence or support. Nominees must be current or former residents, or have conducted their affairs in Wake County.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, May 27.

For more information and to download the guidelines/nomination form, visit the Arts Commission website at www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

The Arts Commission initiated the Medal of Arts program in 1984, and over the past 25 years, 126 individual artists, groups and businesses have received the prestigious medal. Past medal recipients have included dancer Melissa Podcasy, painter Bob Rankin and writer Lenard Moore and organizations including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Artsplosure, the North Carolina Symphony and Progress Energy.

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Medal of Arts awards

Chuck Davis

Artistic director and choreographer Chuck Davis received a Medal of Arts in 2008.

“To be raised in Raleigh and then receive a Raleigh Medal of Arts from my distinguished peers is similar to the feeling I get when I complete a choreographic work — truly amazing,” Mr. Davis said. “It has urged me to continue my mission to make art accessible to all in our community.”

The 2010 Medal of Arts Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at the Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

If you have questions after reviewing the guidelines and nomination form, contact Belva.parker{at}ci.raleigh.nc.us or call 919.996.3610.

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