The Idaho Commission on the Arts, on behalf of Governor Brad Little, is seeking nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The awards recognize and encourage excellence in the arts in Idaho and stimulate and support awareness of the arts throughout the state. Nominees must be Idaho residents, businesses based in Idaho, organizations, or communities that have, through creative accomplishments or distinguished service, made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Idaho.
Governor’s Awards in the Arts 2020
This award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated an exemplary degree of artistic excellence.
This award recognizes master folk and traditional artists, together with their traditional forms of artistic expression and occupational practices in Idaho.
This award recognizes educators for their efforts to strengthen arts education in Idaho’s schools. The award is based on advocacy and commitment to arts education, together with the nominee’s overall effect on this important aspect of education in Idaho.
This award recognizes volunteers, corporations, organizations, or communities that have made significant contributions to the arts in Idaho.
This award honors professional administrators and others responsible for the leadership of their own organizations. Such recipients must demonstrate exceptional service influencing the arts in their community and in Idaho.
Please review the list of prior recipients (sorted alphabetically by last name or business name). The award cannot be received twice.
What You Will Need
- Nominations must include a brief description of why the nominee merits the award, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and any supporting materials such as magazine and newspaper articles, résumés, or artist statements. Examples of artwork are strongly encouraged for the Excellence in the Arts and Traditional Arts categories.
- Nominations are accepted through our online grant application system at grants.arts.idaho.gov. If you are new to this system, you will need to register an account and wait for staff approval before starting a nomination form. Look for Governor’s Awards in the Arts – 2020, in the Opportunities section.
- The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to May 31, 2020.