JMU Forbes Center seeks nominees for Circle of Excellence Awards

Forbes-CenterDo you know a visual or performing artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose creative accomplishments in the arts have improved the cultural vitality of the Shenandoah Valley?

Nominate them for a Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award.

The Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards are co-sponsored by the Forbes Center, the Arts Council of the Valley, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at JMU.

Any member of the community may nominate a candidate. Award nominations are due Friday, April 29th.

For guidelines, go to That’s

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