Nominations open for Governor's Arts Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2013 Governor's Arts Awards.

The awards are Tennessee's highest honor in the arts. There are three award categories: the Folklife Heritage Award, the Arts Leadership Award and the Distinguished Artist Award.

According to the commission, the Governor's Arts Awards were established in 1971 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the cultural life of Tennessee.

The nomination form is available on the commission's website at < href="www.tn.gov/arts/artsawards" target="_blank">www.tn.gov/arts/artsawards. Nominations may be submitted by organizations or individuals. Nomination forms and letters of support must be received by February 1.


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