Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) – Cancelled
The 2020 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) program has been canceled. Cancellation is a direct result of the COVID-19 virus, low nominations at deadline, and the uncertainties in general that the pandemic has brought. GAHA will return in 2021.
The Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) recognize individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to Washington’s creative vitality.
To be eligible for a GAHA, individuals or organizations must be:
- Current Washington residents; or
- Based in Washington during the time the contributions were made
As of 2018, 263 Washington State artists and organizations have been honored with a GAHA award.
The Selection Process
A selection panel evaluates nominations. Panel recommendations are forwarded to ArtsWA’s board of commissioners. The Commission deliberates and forwards recommendations to the Governor, who has final approval authority. Once approved, all nominators and nominees are notified and award recipients are announced to the public.
For more information or questions contact:
Miguel Guillén | firstname.lastname@example.org | 360-586-0424