Deadline For Arts Award Nominations Approaches

Governor's Arts Award logoNominations for the 31st annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in six categories to individuals and businesses who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona, must be in by December 16.

Nomination categories are Artist, Individual, Community, Arts In Education Organization, Arts In Education Individual and Business. Honorees will be selected by an independent panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony in March at the Herberger Theater, 222 East Monroe in Downtown Phoenix. The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts ( in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts ( and the Office of the Governor. Since 1981, 144 artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor’s Arts Awards.

Nominations must be completed online by 5pm, December 16. To complete a nomination application, go to For more information, call 602.253.6535.

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