Tacoma seeks nominees for AMOCAT Arts Awards

The Tacoma Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Awards, which aim to recognize individuals and...

The Tacoma Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Awards, which aim to recognize individuals and organizations that support and build the local arts community.

The three award categories are Community Outreach by an Individual (Community outreach, engagement, and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an individual); Community Outreach by an Organization (Community outreach, engagement, and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an organization); and Arts Patron (A community partner who significantly supports or contributes to the arts in Tacoma).

“Tacoma is home to an amazing group of arts supporters – people, organizations and patrons who invest their energy and passion into improving our community through the arts,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The AMOCAT Arts Awards help recognize and commend these people for all they do to make our city a more vibrant place to live and work.”

Nominations forms are available online here and due by Fri., Aug. 1. The Tacoma Arts Commission will review all nominations and select one finalist in each award category based on the breadth and depth of the nominee’s community impact, as well as the quality of the work being done by the nominee, not by the number of times the nominee has been nominated. Strickland will present the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Awards at the Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party on Thurs., Oct. 2. More information is available online here.

Past AMOCAT Arts Award recipients include:

2013

  • Arts Patron – Erivan and Helga Haub and family
  • Community Outreach by an Organization – Puget Sound Book Artists
  • Community Outreach by an Individual – David Domkoski

2012

2011

2010

  • Community Outreach by an Artist award – Oliver Doriss
  • Community Outreach by an Organization award – Fab-5
  • Arts Patron award – Urban Grace Church

2009

2008

2007

  • Community Outreach by an Artist award – Lance Kagey and Tom Llewellyn of Beautiful Angle
  • Community Outreach by an Organization award – Victory Music
  • Arts Patron award – The Weekly Volcano

2006

2005

To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the AMOCAT Arts Awards and Art At Work Month, click on the following links:

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