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.

 AWARD CATEGORIES 

Artist
Arts in Education
Individual
Arts in Education
Organization/School
Small Business
1-99 employees
Large Business
100+ employees
Community
Individual
Philanthropy
Individual

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.

 

2016 Governors Arts Awards

See sponsors, nominees, honorees and artwork from 2016

 

 

35 Years of Honorees

See ALL of those who have been honored in the rich

35-year history of the Governor's Arts Awards.