The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will present the 2017 CultureMAX Awards this November. Just as in the first three years of this event, the awards will include recognition for artists, heritage workers, cultural organizations, volunteers, and businesses who have elevated the stature of arts and/or heritage within the field and/or the 25-town region of northwest Connecticut.
Please fill out the form below to nominate in the following categories. You can nominate a candidate in every category, if you like (one per category) but you will have to open the survey link each time for each nominee:
Artist (includes visual, performing, film, literary artists)
Arts Educators (all disciplines)
Volunteers involved in culture endeavors
Non-cultural Businesses that support culture
NOTE: Please understand that when you nominate an individual associated with an institution, that you are nominating that individual and NOT that institution. If you wish to also nominate that institution, you may do so under another category.
To complete the nomination, please ask AT LEAST ONE, but no more than 3 people (no relatives of the nominee, however) to complete the STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FORM for the nominee. This is REQUIRED. You may also provide other support materials (optional) such as news clippings, short videos (no more than 5 minutes via Vimeo, YouTube or other webite link), or other materials that support the nominee's candidacy. The STATEMENT OF SUPPORT from people other than yourself and any other additional support materials must be received by the October 2, 2017 deadline. The link to the online Statement of Support can be found at www.CultureMAX.org Additional support materials can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the e-mail subject line: CultureMAX Nominee Materials for [nominee's name]. Although email is preferred, you may also mail materials to be received by October 2nd to: NW CT Arts Council, 40 Main Street, Suite 1, Torrington, CT 06790
Any artist, arts educator, heritage worker, cultural organization, small business, large business or volunteer that currently resides (for individuals) or is located (for non-individuals) in one of the 25-towns served by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council may be nominated. The Arts Council serves Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Burlington, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village/Canaan, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury/Lakeville, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted.
For additional criteria for each category see below.