2014 Nominations open for Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards. The honorees will be recognized as outstanding artists, arts organizations and cultural leaders in our state under six categories:

  • Individual Arts Award, to be given to an outstanding generative individual artist or individual arts leader;  
  • Award to an Arts Organization or an organization that support the arts;  
  • Arts Education Award, given to an individual, organization or school;  
  • Individual Heritage Award, given to an individual artist/practitioner;  
  • Heritage Organization Award,  
  • And new this year, the Young Arts Leader Award, which will be given to an individual between the ages of 18-35.

"These awards are among the most prestigious honors that the Governor confers," said ArtsWA Executive Director Karen Hanen. "Many distinguished artists, organizations and supporters have been honored in the past. This year we've added a new category to recognize a young arts leader who is making a significant difference in his or her community through the arts."


Nominations due by 5 p.m. July 21, 2014

All applications will be accepted electronically this year, including digital formats for supporting material.

Questions can be directed to Glenda Carino at (360) 586-8093 or email glenda.carino@arts.wa.gov.

See press release


About the Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards, Award Criteria and Guidelines

Guidelines for the 2014 Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards (Fillable WORD Nomination Form)
Guidelines for the 2014 Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards (PDF Nomination Form)

Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards - Past Honorees

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