The State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section (TESLAW) announced that nominations for the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award are open now until 11:59 pm Central Time on October 1, 2022. The award is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a leading Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry.
In these challenging times for Texas musicians, TESLAW wants to hear about the exciting heroes and heroines who carry on the tradition of Cindi’s good works in all the music communities across Texas. Nominees need not be attorneys.
Previous recipients of the Lazzari Award include Juan Tejeda (musician, arts administrator and activist), Robin Shivers (artist manager and founder of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, SIMS Foundation, Nikki Rowling (co-founder of Austin Music Foundation and author of the Austin Music Census), Casey Monahan (the first head of the Governor’s Music Office), Margaret Moser (the journalist and long-time music editor for the Austin Chronicle), and Alissa McCain (head of Texas arts nonprofits Austin Creative Alliance, TALA, Austin Music Foundation, among others).
Nominations for the 2022 Lazzari Award will be accepted through October 1, 2022 and should be sent by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org. The nomination email should include (1) the nominee’s name and contact information; (2) a one-page statement as to why the nominating individual believes the nominee should receive the award; and (3) a biography of the nominee.
TESLAW will present the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award at the annual Entertainment Law Institute and 101 program, to be held in Austin November 9-11, 2022.
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