Nominees will be announced in January and a special reception will be held to honor all of the nominees and announce the Philanthropist Honoree and three finalists in each category.
Select a category below to begin your nomination.
2019 Governor's Arts Awards
Nominees will be announced in January and a special reception will be held to honor all of the nominees and announce the Philanthropist Honoree and the three finalists in each category.
Nominations deadline is November 30th, 2018.
Governor's Arts Awards History
Since 1981, over 200 distinguished Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community.
Beginning in 2006, The Shelley Award also has been presented annually to an Arizona individual who has advanced Arizona arts and culture through strategic and innovative work to create or support public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona. The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
The Governor’s Arts Awards event is much more than a tradition. The awards reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.