Each year the City of Santa Fe seeks nominations of individuals or organizations that deserve an award for their outstanding work in the arts through the Mayor's Awards for Recognition in the Arts. This award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant, ongoing or legacy contributions to the success of the arts in Santa Fe.
Youth nominations are all also accepted for the Melissa Engestrom Youth Artist Award. Nominations of youth artists (aged 21 and under) who have demonstrated artistic excellence and achievement with a deep commitment to the arts. The public is invited to submit nominations of outstanding young individuals who deserve special recognition even though they are not yet well-established in their careers.
This year's awards are once again sponsored by Century Bank. A banquet will be held in honor of the 2013 Mayor's Awards Recipents on October 10, 2013 in the ballroom of the Santa Fe Convention Center.