As announced in a news release by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on August 18, Palm Beach County artists and cultural institutions again get the opportunity to be recognized with a coveted Muse Award as once every two years (and now marks the time) the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County accepts nominations for the Muse Awards. Those residents in Palm Beach County (and the creative community) interested in submitting nominees for the 2016 Muse Awards must do so by the Sept. 30, 2015 deadline.
What are Muse Awards? These are awards honoring individual and organizational excellence in art and culture throughout Palm Beach County. The awards cover categories including: Outstanding Civic Leader, Outstanding Cultural Leader, Outstanding Small or Mid-Sized Arts & Cultural Organization, Outstanding Major Arts & Cultural Organization, Arts or Cultural Program of the Year, the Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual Artists and the Liman Excellence in Arts Education Award.
How are the recipients chosen? Muse Awards recipients are chosen through a competitive nomination process by which each nomination will be reviewed and scored by judges who are artists, community leaders, past recipients and Cultural Council board members. The chosen recipients will be honored by the Cultural Council at the 2016 Muse Awards on Thursday, March 31, 2016 (Further details to be announced).
Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County states that, “The Muse Awards program is an extension of the Cultural Council’s mission to nurture, support and promote the arts in Palm Beach County, Florida’s Cultural Capital. The awards bring regional and national attention to the important accomplishments of the arts community and the outstanding artistic projects carried out in The Palm Beaches.”
For information on how to nominate an individual or organization for a 2016 Muse Award, please Click here.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county’s cultural experiences through an integrated program of advertising, public relations and marketing activities to both visitors and residents. Each year, the Council administers more than $3.6 million in grants, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity building training, and advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies. Located in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in downtown Lake Worth, the Council mounts a series of group and solo exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides other programming.
Source: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s news release of Aug. 18, 2015