Nominations sought for Pell Excellence in Art awards


Trinity Rep invites the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2014 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Nomination criteria require the artist’s name, contact information, and a brief description of his or her work and the contributions that they have made to Rhode Island. Nomination forms are available online at

Rhode Island Pell Awards criteria include excellence in the artist’s chosen field; work that significantly advances the art form; and contribution to the betterment of the community and the world at large through artistic presence and community service.

Trinity Rep’s Annual Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island, the New England region and nationally. Throughout his life, Senator Pell has worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee.

Nominations are due by Feb. 17. Mail completed forms to: Rhode Island Pell Awards, ATTN: Attn: Selection Committee - RI Pell Awards. Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903. Or fax to 751-5577, Attn: Attn: Selection Committee - RI Pell Awards.


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