July 3, 2003
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today encouraged Michigan citizens to nominate artists, educators, civic leaders, organizations, and others from around the state for ArtServe Michigan's 2003 Governor's Award for Arts & Culture (GAAC).
"This prestigious award celebrates those among us who make our communities stronger by adding to our state's art and cultural life," said Granholm. "This is an opportunity to share the contributions of your favorite artist, teacher or organization with the entire state."
Granholm encouraged Michigan citizens to nominate a deserving individual or organization for the award to ensure a robust and talented pool of nominees from around the state from which to select the recipients of the honor.
The statewide awards program and gala event is presented by ArtServe Michigan and includes awards in the following categories:
Nominations must be received by ArtServe Michigan no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. The nomination forms and guidelines are available at www.Artservemichigan.org/GAAC/2003/. Nomination forms and further information on the event, including tickets, are also available by calling 248-557-8288, Ext. 17.
A diverse statewide committee will convene in July 2003 to select the winners, with a public announcement following thereafter. The GAAC awards ceremony and gala takes place at Orchestra Hall and the new Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, November 10, 2003, at 6 p.m.
ArtServe Michigan is an independent statewide not-for-profit organization that builds support for the arts, artists and cultural activities throughout Michigan through advocacy, education and services.