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2018 Arizona Humanities Awards nominations now open!

Celebrate 45 years of Arizona Humanities. For more than 20 years we have recognized outstanding contributions to the humanities. Do you know an outstanding scholar, leader, partner or volunteer who has advanced the humanities? Nominate them!
A complete nomination packet will include: nominee name, contact info, nominee bio, brief explanation for award, two letters of support, and the nominator’s contact info.
Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017
Questions?
Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager (ehutchison@azhumanities.org)
Brenda Thomson, Executive Director (bthomson@azhumanities.org)
Humanities Public Scholar Award

This award recognizes a distinguished humanities scholar who enhances public understanding of the humanities, transforms lives and strengthens communities through civil discourse and community engagement. The award recognizes the dedication and contribution of former executive director Dan Shilling’s 19 years of service to Arizona Humanities from 1984-2003.

Criteria
Letters of support should address how the nominee meets the following criteria:

  1. Sustained research (3-5 years), publications, creative activity, and humanities service in Arizona.
  2. Consistently serves as a humanities scholar, or public advocate for humanities.
  3. Actively and consistently engages the Arizona public in one or more humanities disciplines.
  4. Actively and consistently promotes opportunities for people to learn, experience, and explore diverse issues through public programs that foster civil discourse and community engagement.
Friend of the Humanities Award
This award recognizes public individuals who make a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their Arizona communities through their active support of and involvement in promoting the humanities. The award recognizes the dedication and contribution of Juliana Yoder during her 21 years of service to the Arizona Humanities.

Criteria
Letters of support should address how the nominee meets the following criteria:

  1. Actively promotes understanding and appreciation of the humanities in the community through their work, volunteerism or leadership at cultural, civic, educational or other organizations.
  2. Exemplary outreach and/or advocacy supporting the humanities and access to the humanities.
  3. Significant contribution to the community by promoting civil discourse and/or community engagement.
Humanities Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a young professional, student, or volunteer with outstanding and creative approaches to engaging the public with the humanities, and whose humanities scholarship and public service, has enhanced public understanding of the humanities.

Criteria
Letters of support should address how the nominee meets the following criteria:

  1. Nominees must be 18-35 years of age.
  2. Actively promotes awareness and understanding of the humanities in the community through scholarship, creativity, leadership or volunteerism, and actively advocates for others to support the humanities.
  3. Evidence of impact on diverse issues/communities.
  4. Actively and consistently promotes opportunities for people to learn, experience, and explore diverse issues through public programs and creative activities that foster civil discourse and community engagement.

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