Time to Nominate Businesses, Artists, Patrons, Teachers, Organizations for LUMIESby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 15, 2012, under Press Releases
Tucson Pima Arts Council
Contact: Charles Jensen at 624-0595 Ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE TO NOMINATE ARTS LUMINARIES FOR ANNUAL LUMIES IS APRIL 12
TUCSON, AZ – The time is now – to nominate local arts luminaries for the 2012 LUMIES – Tucson Pima Arts and Business Awards Arts Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is April 12. The awards will be presented June 15.
This will be the 12th year that the Tucson Pima Arts Council has presented the LUMIES, an annual opportunity to recognize the artists, individuals, and organizations who contribute to Southern Arizona’s wellspring of creative activity, said Roberto Bedoya, executive director of TPAC. Their successes continue to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life of all Pima County residents.
TPAC project is presented in partnership with the business government and arts community. Nominations for LUMIES awards can be submitted in any of these 10 these categories:Emerging Arts Organization (fewer than 10 years old)
- Emerging Arts Organization (fewer than 10 years old)
- Established Arts Organization (10 years or older)
- Arts Educator
- Arts Education Organization
- Arts Patron / Advocate
- Small Business Partner (fewer than 50 employees)
- Large Business Partner (more than 50 employees)
- Public Art Partner
- Emerging Artists
- Artists Lifetime Achievement
This city is a wellspring of arts and culture in schools and neighborhoods, on stage and out of doors. The arts abound in every form. Throughout the city and the county, artists, arts organizations, teaching artists, patrons of the arts (both individual and corporate) and arts advocates contribute their talents and vision to the cultural tapestry.
Other contributors are public art committees, local and national foundations, government and civic leaders. Many individuals, families and businesses have created art or support the arts for decades. Some span generations.
This is the occasion to celebrate the importance of art in life – and those who sustain it, Bedoya said.
Nomination forms, criteria and other details are available on the TPAC website at www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org or at the TPAC office in the Pioneer Building downtown at 100 N. Stone Ave. Suite 303.
The LUMIES awards event will be held Thursday, June 15 in the historic El Casino Ballroom, the city’s last surviving ballroom and center of community culture and dance since 1947.
Tickets for the awards event are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets to the event and the opening reception are $60 in advance. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The awards event begins at 7:30 p.m. TPAC sponsorships are available, including tables of 10. For more information, contact TPAC at (520) 624-0595.
TPAC has served as the arts agency for both the City of Tucson and Pima County for more than 25 years. TPAC awards grants, oversees public art programs, offers professional development services to artists and arts leaders, and maintains a roster of teaching artists for community projects and public art. TPAC also partners with Americans for the Arts on economic impact research and implements community-based cultural development projects with the Kresge Foundation and Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. For more information call (520) 624-0595 or visit www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org.