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Know a Business that Supports the Arts?

Business Council for the Arts (a.k.a., the organization formerly known as North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts) is looking for nominations for the 2010 Obelisk Awards. The Obelisks “honor business volunteers and businesses in North Texas whose support has had significant impact on the region’s arts and cultural environment in 2009.”

If you know anyone who fits that description, BC for the A would like to hear from ya. Nomination forms are available at ntbca.org, or you can e-mail artsmeanbusiness@ntbca.org by March 5. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Fairmont Dallas.

Keep reading for a description of the award categories:

New Initiatives Award: The New Initiatives Award recognizes businesses for a new initiative with a single focus involving one or more North Texas arts and cultural organizations. This award is applicable to businesses initiating programs within the last three years. Given in the following categories: Small Business, Midsize Business and Large Business.

Arts Education Award: The Arts Education Award recognizes outstanding business support for arts education programs supplementing and enhancing the core curriculum of North Texas schools. Given to one company only.

Arts Partnership Award: The Arts Partnership Award recognizes businesses that have demonstrated leadership and provided outstanding overall support for at least three years to one or more North Texas arts and cultural organizations. To be eligible, a business must have been supporting the arts continuously since 2006 (or earlier) and must presently support the arts. Given in the following categories: Small Business, Midsize Business, and Large Business.

Leadership Award: Recognizing exceptional long-term leadership, vision and commitment by an individual in encouraging and developing business-arts alliances. To be eligible, a nominee must be a chairman, vice chairman, president, chief executive officer, owner or principal partner of a business.