The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission is pleased to announce it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Excellence in the Arts Awards.

The awards are dedicated to honoring those individuals and organizations demonstrating exemplary leadership in and dedication to fostering the fine and performing arts in Somerset County.

Awardees are considered in each of the following categories:

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ARTS IN EDUCATION or MENTORSHIP

ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY

ASPIRING YOUNG ARTIST

Additionally, one young artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Friends of Somerset County Cultural & Heritage, Inc.

If you know of a nominee who merits recognition, an application form and guidelines can be printed from the attached document (or found on-line at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/excellence-in-the-arts)

Nominations must be received is March 3, 2017. Awardees will be honored at a ceremony on April 19, 2017 at the Green Brook Middle School Auditorium.

Please spread the word of this wonderful opportunity to honor Somerset County artists, organizations, corporations, mentors or individuals supporting the arts in Somerset County.  We would be grateful if you would forward this email to those who might be interested in submitting a nomination.

Any questions or for a hard copy of the application, please contact Kaitlin Bundy at bundy@co.somerset.nj.us or at (908) 231-7000 ext. 7246.