GAHA Nominations

Nominations for 2020 open April 30, 2020. Applications will be available online.

 

Eligibility

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)
Categories
Governor’s Arts Awards
  • Individual
  • Organization
  • Arts Education
  • Young Arts Leader
  • Arts Legacy
  • Arts Advocacy
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Community Award
Governor’s Heritage Awards
  • Individual
  • Organization

 

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

Policies and Support Materials
Nomination Policies
Policies
  • Renominations: Individuals and organizations nominated in previous years are eligible to be nominated again if they did not receive an award. A new nomination packet must be created.
  • By submitting a nomination form, you signify your intent to act as nominator for an individual or an organization for the 2020 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards.
  • You may only nominate one individual or organization.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominations for posthumous awards are accepted.
  • You can nominate Individuals or organizations either for the Governor’s Arts Awards or for the Governor’s Heritage Awards – but not both.
  • If you know of others nominating the same organization or individual, we encourage you to work together and submit a single nomination. Multiple nominations do not increase a nominees evaluation score.
  • You must submit applications electronically through ZoomGrants.
Support Materials

Information you will need for your nominee includes:

  • Mailing address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Email address
  • website address
  • Birthdate/age of nominee(s) if you are nominating for the Young Arts Leader Award.

The following support materials must be in digital formats and ready for upload to your nomination form.

  • For all nominees:
    • Nomination Letter. Your nomination letter introduces your nominee to the panel. It is one of the most important documents in your packet. Outline you nominee’s accomplishments clearly and succinctly. We recommend that you keep your nomination letter to one (1) page in length, single-spaced, 12pt font. Please Include:
      • The impact of the nominee’s work on a specific and/or the broader community.
      • Why the efforts, achievements, and accomplishments of your nominee are noteworthy.
      • How their efforts have been recognized.
      • If you are nominating for Heritage Awards, include information on how your nominee’s actions have preserved or promoted ethnic and/or cultural heritage.
    • Work Samples (Required). Work samples are examples of your nominee’s work. Work samples can play a key role in helping panelists understand your nominee’s accomplishments. A minimum of one work sample is required. Work samples can include:
      • Images of artwork
      • Videos
      • Audio samples
      • Articles
      • Literary art samples
      • Excerpts from books, etc.
    • Support Letters (recommended – maximum of three (3) one-page, one-sided letters). Support letters serve as endorsements from community members and others. Their input will serve to bolster your nomination. Support letters serve as valuable testament of your nominee’s achievements.
  • If nominating an individual:
    • Biography: (Required – limit up to eight (4) pages – two-sided)
    • Resume or CV: (Optional but recommended – limit up to eight (4) pages – two-sided)
  • If nominating an organization:
    • Organization History: (Recommended – limit four (4) pages). Provide an overview/timeline of the history of the organization. Include achievement benchmarks.

Download complete nomination guidelines (Available April 30)

Nomination Form
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. You can start the nomination process by creating your profile on the system prior to April 30, 2020. The application will appear on your ZoomGrants dashboard on April 30, 2020.

Contact us

2020 Governor’s Arts and Governor’s Heritage Awards Guidelines

Nomination Form Nomination form available April 30, 2020

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. You can start the nomination process by creating your profile on the system prior to April 30, 2020. The application will appear on your ZoomGrants dashboard on April 30, 2020.

Contact us

For more information or questions contact:
Miguel Guillénmiguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov | 360-586-0424

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