Arts United seeks nominations for the 2012 Artie Awards, which celebrate those in our region who are making significant contributions for arts and culture. The Artie Awards highlight arts leaders in the following 12 northeast Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.
2012 award categories include: Outstanding Artist of the Year; Outstanding Arts Educator (Margaret Ann Keegan Award); Outstanding Arts Volunteer of the Year; Outstanding Corporate Arts Supporter; Outstanding Arts Collaboration; Outstanding Arts Advocate; and Lifetime Achievement.
Arts United will present the Artie Awards at the Bravo Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Arts United Center. Award nominees and their nominators will receive a special invitation to the event.
All nominations must be submitted using Arts United's nomination form, which is available at the Arts United office at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St., or online at www.artsunited.org/what-we-do/artie-awards. All nominations must be submitted by Sept. 14.
The New American Youth Ballet and Conservatory, 11627 Coldwater Road, announces its board for 2012-2013: Linda Dumas, Craig Crook, Tina Tazian, Fred Tone and Steve Doepker.
NEW YORK — YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival.
The Google video site announced Wednesday the finalists of its Your Film Festival. The contest was overseen by director Ridley Scott, whose production company helped winnow the 15,000 submissions down to 10.
All 10 films will be screened at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 2. A winner will then be chosen by a jury including Scott and Michael Fassbender and awarded a grant of $500,000.
The finalists hail from around the globe, with entries from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Spain, the U.K., Lebanon and Egypt.