Arts and Culture nominations now open

Interested parties are invited to
submit nominations for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s 17th Annual National
Arts and Culture Awards.

The awards recognise those who have
made a significant contribution to arts and culture, achieved a high quality
body of creative work, or supported the work of CNCF. The heritage and artistic
awards have undergone transformations in name, criteria and the physical look
of the awards. The awards, known as the Radley Gourzong Lifetime Achievement
Award and the Cultural Heritage Award, are now the CNCF Heritage Cross Medal.

CNCF’s artistic director, Henry
Muttoo, designed both medals.

Nominations from the public are
accepted for the heritage awards until Friday, 17 September.

The CNCF Heritage Cross Medal is
awarded to those who have a consistent and active, quality engagement in the
preservation and/or celebration of Caymanian cultural heritage.

The recipient must be Caymanian by
birth, by status grant or through long-term residency. The Heritage Cross Medal
has three divisions: gold for a lifetime (minimum of 20 years can also be posthumous)
of high quality engagement in the preservation and celebration of Caymanian
culture; silver for a minimum of 10 years, and bronze for a minimum of five
years of quality engagement in the preservation and celebration of Caymanian
culture.

Details of the criteria for each
award division are available on the CNCF website: www.artscayman.org, click on
Arts and Culture Awards under Open Door to the Arts.

The nominations must be submitted
in writing and explain how the nominee has significantly contributed to the
preservation and/or celebration of Caymanian culture over the specified period.
The submission must include the name and contact information of the person
making the nomination and contact information for the nominee.

Awards for artistic endeavour,
achievement and excellence are now medals that come under the title of the CNCF
Star for Creativity in the Arts.  Arts organisations
in the Cayman Islands are invited to make nominations for this award. The CNCF
Star also has three divisions: gold for a lifetime (minimum of 20 years; can be
posthumous) body of work that is of consistent, high quality creativity
recognised in Cayman or internationally; silver for a minimum of 15 years of
work and bronze for a minimum of five years of work that is of consistent, high
quality creativity recognised in Cayman or internationally.

Award recipients will be selected
by the CNCF Grants and Awards Committee.

This year’s awards ceremony will be
held on Friday, 22 October at the Harquail Theatre.

Nominations may be posted by
mailing to CNCF Arts & Culture Awards, PO Box 30201, Grand Cayman KY1-1201
Cayman Islands. Nominations may also be emailed to [email protected] or faxed
to 345-949-4519.

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