Nominees are being accepted for the fifth annual Tucson Pima Arts and Business Awards.

The Tucson Pima Arts Council, in partnership with arts, government and business leaders, recognizes the contributions of artists, arts organizations, businesses and individuals at a May 7 event.

It seeks names of individuals and organizations “that have made exceptional efforts to nurture and advance the arts in Pima County through leadership, support, participation and advocacy through artistic achievements and contributions,” a release said.

Categories include emerging arts organization, establish arts organization, arts volunteer, arts supporter, arts educator, arts education organization, small business partner, large business partner, individual achievement/emerging artist, and lifetime achievement.

For complete nominations criteria and to complete an online nomination, visit http://www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org/about/awards/index2.html or call TPAC at 624-0595 to request nomination materials.

Nominations can be emailed to info@tucsonpimaartscouncil.org or mailed to Arts Award Committee, Tucson Pima Arts Council, 10 E. Broadway Blvd. #106, Tucson, 85701.

The deadline is March 1.

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