The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and the Austin Arts Commission will present the 2012 Partners in the Arts Awards this October as part of National Arts & Humanities Month. The awards are given out annually to individuals and organizations which have made a valuable impact upon the work of the Cultural Arts Division over the past year. The awards will be formally announced at the Arts Commission meeting, Monday, October 15.
The 2012 Recipients:
African American Resource Advisory Commission – for their assistance with community outreach efforts related to the Art in Public Places project for the new African American Culture & Heritage Facility;
Paul Boudreaux – for his volunteer service on the Arts Commission Guidelines Working Group as a representative of the hospitality industry;
Joe Leyva – for his integral role in the annual People’s Gallery exhibition as the former facilities coordinator at City Hall;
Gloria Mata Pennington –for her years of service as a member and former Chair of the Arts Commission;
Lynn Osgood – for her years of service as a member of the Art in Public Places Panel;
Claudette Godfrey and Jarod Neece, SXSW Community Screenings – for their assistance with the Faces of Austin short film program.
The Austin Arts Commission advises City Council in all arts-related matters; promotes cooperation between the City and citizens conducting activities relating to the arts; and fosters and assists the development of the arts in the city. The Arts Commission meets the third Monday of every month.
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.
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