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Nominations for the 2018 Business in the Arts Awards will be accepted now through Feb. 16

January 14. 2018 8:45PM

Monica Leap of Manchester demonstrates ceramics with Studio 550 during the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts awards in 2016 in Manchester. (ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/UNION LEADER FILE)

CONCORD — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Business in the Arts Awards. The awards are sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts to publicly recognize and honor businesses and an individual business leader for their significant impact on New Hampshire’s arts and cultural community.

A New Hampshire business of any size that supported the arts in calendar year 2017 is eligible for a Business in the Arts Award.

Support may take the form of sponsorships, volunteer involvement of an executive or other staff member, the provision of in-kind goods and/or professional services, a tie-in that involved the arts in advertising, marketing or public affairs campaigns, as well as other activities.

Four winners will be named: one from each business size category of microenterprise, small, medium and large.

The Leadership Award will be given to one individual business leader to recognize exceptional leadership, vision and commitment in encouraging and developing the partnership between business and the arts.

A panel of judges comprised of representatives from business and the arts will review the nominations and select the winners.

The winners, who will be presented with art commissioned from a New Hampshire artist, will be announced at a banquet on May 7 at The Center of New Hampshire–Radisson Hotel in Manchester at 5:30 p.m. at which all companies nominated will be acknowledged.

A business, arts organization or individual may submit a nomination online or download a form at, or by contacting the NHBCA, One Granite Place, Concord, NH 03301,or emailing

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 16.


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