x
In compliance with the March 25, 2020 statewide Order to Self-Isolate, the office of the Idaho Commission on the Arts is closed. The Idaho Commission on the Arts is open, however, with agency personnel working from home. Leave a voicemail for, or send email to agency staff, and they will respond to you during business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., MDT, Monday through Friday. Thank you.
  CONTACT...
Quickfunds Round 1 Applications due June 8.
  MORE...
Search

Governor’s Awards in the Arts 2020

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.

The Awards

EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS

This award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated an exemplary degree of artistic excellence.

EXCELLENCE IN FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS

This award recognizes master folk and traditional artists, together with their traditional forms of artistic expression and occupational practices in Idaho.

SUPPORT OF ARTS EDUCATION

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.

SUPPORT OF THE ARTS

This award recognizes volunteers, corporations, organizations, or communities that have made significant contributions to the arts in Idaho.

EXCELLENCE IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION

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.

Before Submitting

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.

Start Nomination

Menu