Friday, November 21, 2014

Arts Advocacy Award

Press Release: MIDDLETOWN -- The Middletown Commission on the Arts annually presents an Arts
Advocacy Award to an individual or group that has significantly contributed to the city’s
cultural and artistic enrichment and/or has shown extraordinary arts support and/or
initiative.
This year the MCA is seeking suggestions from the community for the award. The
individual or group need not reside or be based in Middletown but should have made an
outstanding impact on the arts in this city.
Earlier this year, Wadsworth Mansion executive director Deborah Moore and the Artists for
World Peace were honored. In 2013, director, teacher and playwright Carolyn Kirsch and
the Community Foundation of Middlesex County were chosen. In 2012, The Buttonwood
Tree and the Greater Middletown Concert Association received the award. In 2011,
composer Neely Bruce and the Mayor's Ball Committee earned distinction.
Email suggestions to City Arts Coordinator Stephan Allison at
Stephan.Allison@middletownct.gov by Dec. 17 and the town the sender lives in.
The MCA will honor this year's recipient in a public ceremony coinciding with National Arts
Advocacy Day March 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

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