2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) – December 7, 2021
The 2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) program will be hosted on December 7, 2021. GAHA 2021 will honor and reflect the experiences of the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event format and awards categories will be slightly different than previous years.
The arts and culture sector has been hit hard by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our sector was the first to close and has experienced devastating economic impacts. As we move towards recovery, ArtsWA wants to recognize artists and cultural organizations who have stood as shining lights for their communities. Those whose leadership and steadfast efforts kept hope alive in their communities – even as they were facing pandemic devastation themselves.
This year instead of our typical Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards we will present these leaders with a special Luminary Award. Two awards will be given for each region in the state, one to an individual and one to an organization.