MassArt launches Common Good Awards in honor of 150th anniversary
New England Council Member, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), has announced the launch of the inaugural Common Good Awards, in celebration of its 150th Anniversary as a University.
The awards will honor five to six exceptional individuals whose work has furthered the arts within the public sector, especially within the New England region. These efforts could come in all shapes and sizes, from an architect creating beautiful public spaces, to a civil servant whose advocacy leads to the creation of important arts programs and experiences.
In addition to the handful of open nomination awards, there are also two specialized honors that MassArt will hand out. The first will go to a MassArt Alumnus, whose education propelled them to effectively deliver arts to the public. Additionally, the Frances Euphemia Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching will go to a current or retired Massachusetts public school art teacher from grades K-12, whose commitment in the classroom has instilled the value of the arts into the community. Nominations for awards are open until October 2, with the final awards ceremony scheduled for December 16.
As the only independent, publicly-funded arts and design college in the US, MassArt understands its importance as an intersection space for art and public function. “Arts, culture, and design are everywhere, embedded in all facets of our lives. As a public institution, we exist at the nexus of service, civic life, arts, and culture,” said President Mary Grant.
The New England Council congratulates the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on its 150th Anniversary and the launch of the inaugural Common Good Awards.
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