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Nominations for the 2011 Ozzie Awards will be accepted by the Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) through Friday, April 29, 2011. The award ceremony announcing the 2011 winners will be held on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Springfield-Branson National Airport, in conjunction with “Flights of Fancy,” a celebration recognizing the participants of “The 10 Weeks Festival”.
Ozzie Award nominees may be performers, facilitators, benefactors, individuals or organizations (not required to be registered non-profits) which promote, personify and/or support artistic achievement in the Springfield area. The award categories are Individual, Group/Organization, Individual Arts Collector and Corporate Arts Collector. A Legacy Award is traditionally offered posthumously to an individual who has demonstrated the qualities of an Ozzie Award winner in their lifetime.
Ozzie recipients should have exhibited an extended service in promoting the Arts, a broad spectrum of involvement in the Arts, support above and beyond professional responsibilities and be a catalyst for growth of the Arts in the Springfield area.
Online nomination forms are available on the Arts Council's website, www.SpringfieldArts.org/OzzieAwards, or you can obtain a form from the SRAC office and submit the information in person at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. For more details, including a list of past Ozzie Award winners, visit www.SpringfieldArts.org or call the Springfield Regional Arts Council at 417-862-2787 (ARTS).