Our friends at the Mississippi Arts Commission have opened up nominations for the 2013 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts! We are a proud 2004 recipient of the Arts in the Community Award and encourage y’all to make nominations for other outstanding organizations working to promote culture and the arts in Mississippi!
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are presented annually to outstanding writers, artists, performers, craftsmen and educators who have made significant and lasting contributions through their work as well as to corporations or organizations on the basis of their dedication to arts advancement. Previous winners include B.B. King, James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Malcolm White, Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey, the late Little Milton (Campbell), Dr. David Blackburn, the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, USA International Ballet Competition, William Eggleston, Bo Diddley and Charles Burnett.