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. Check back soon for more details about the event.
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 | 360-252-9970