GAHA Nominations – 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.

There are many deserving artists, tradition bearers, cultural institutions, arts & heritage advocates, community leaders, organizations, and educators doing exemplary work in their local communities around the state. We’d like to recognize the best of them. Your nominations make that happen.


To be eligible individuals or organizations must:

  • Have significantly contributed to the arts and cultural landscape of Washington State
  • Be current Washington residents or have resided or been based in the state during the time the contributions were made
  • Not be a previous recipient of a Governor’s Arts Award or Heritage Award (except for the Young Arts Leader Award)
Governor’s Arts Awards
Governor’s Heritage Awards


Note: ArtsWA reserves the right to not issue an award in every category.

Policies and Support Materials

Click on the link above to arrive at ZoomGrants. Create your ZoomGrants profile. This profile is about YOU the nominator (not your nominee). Nominee information is collected in the application.

Contact us

For more information or questions contact:
Miguel Guillén | | 360-252-9970