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Winners Announced at “Night of Fire” Celebration on May 1 

Jacksonville, FL – The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is pleased to release a call for nominations to recognize northeast Florida’s arts leaders. Winners will be announced during the Cultural Council’s 38th Annual Art Awards Celebration: A Night of Fire on May 1, 2014.  This year’s community event will showcase the arts in Jacksonville like never before and highlight the Spark District as party-goers enjoy a sneak preview of the renaissance of the iconic Marble Bank Building in Downtown Jacksonville. Special thanks to Regions Bank for once again stepping up to support the arts as the title sponsor for the event.

Nomination categories are as follows:

Art Activist: This award is given to a person who embodies activism and advocacy for the arts and exhibits leadership in doing so. 

Art Educator: Any teacher (professional at public or private institutions or volunteer) instructing students at any age/grade level who brings art and culture of any discipline to students in an exemplary way is eligible for the Art Educator award.

Art Collector: This award is bestowed to an individual or company that exhibits immense support for the art community by cultivating an art collection of any discipline, such as visual art, film, literature and/or music.

Art Innovator:  A person or company that is breaking new ground or embarking on new art and culture initiatives on behalf of our city is an Art Innovator.

Art Philanthropist: This award is given to an individual or company that makes extraordinary funding contributions to local arts programs and/or arts organizations.

To make a nomination, please submit an essay up to 500 words describing why a particular person, company or group should be recognized in one of the categories listed above. Essays should include specific examples of exemplary work and how the community has been impacted as a result. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of community leaders and long-time arts supporters. Submissions must include a name, email and phone number for both the nominee and the nominator. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Two finalists from each category will be invited to participate in a video interview that will be broadcast at the Night of Fire event. Each finalist will receive two complimentary tickets.

Nomination essays should be emailed to Mason Martin at
no later than March 15, 2014.

About the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville champions the appreciation, relevance and expression of art and culture. The Council stewards the City of Jacksonville’s annual appropriation to the arts, contributes to economic vitality through art and culture initiatives, and leads advocacy efforts to demonstrate the impact and significance of culture in the community. The Cultural Council is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Cultural Council’s Annual Arts Award Celebration is made possible by the generous donations of corporate sponsors and arts patrons. This year’s event will be produced by Artivores, an organization of arts enthusiasts dedicated to advancing cultural evolution through artistic and gastronomic adventures.

Contact:  Erin Galat   904-358-3600 x: 20 

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