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Six Community Arts Education Leaders to Receive 2015 National Guild Milestone Certificate of Appreciation

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Nov 10, 2015

Certificate honors leaders’ long-standing commitment to ensuring equitable access to quality arts education

Six community arts education leaders will be honored with the 2015 National Guild Milestone Certificate of Appreciation for their long-standing, exceptional service to the field. The goal of the Milestone program—now in its fourth year—is to recognize leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting and advancing community arts education for more than 20 years. Certificates will be presented during the Guild's Annual Meeting at the Conference for Community Arts Education (Philadelphia, PA) Friday, November 13, 2015.

The recipients are:
•    Rosie Lee Hooks, Director, Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
•    Lydia Kontos, Executive Director, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY
•    Leslie Thomas, Community Arts Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural
      Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
•    J. Curtis Warner Jr., Founding Executive Director, Berklee City Music, Boston, MA
•    Linda Weise, Founding CEO, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Colorado Springs, CO
•    Dorothy Wilkie, Artistic Director, Kúlú Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble,
      Philadelphia, PA

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“We are very excited about this year’s Milestone honorees,” said Jonathan Herman, executive director of the National Guild. “The collected work they have done in service to their communities has led to dramatic contributions in increasing equitable access to arts education. The National Guild is proud to count them among our members.”

Nominations for the Milestone Certificate of Appreciation are accepted year-round. Nominees must be executive directors or divisional directors of Guild member organizations to be eligible. For more information on National Guild awards, click here.

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