Governor’s Awards

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities honors outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.
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Governor’s Awards

About the Governor’s Awards for Arts & Humanities

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.  Presented by the Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, the Governor’s Awards recognize the value of the arts and humanities in the creation of a thriving economy and their contributions to education, innovation, growth and quality of life.  The Governor’s Awards pay tribute to the most distinguished citizens and organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to work in these fields.

2023 Governor's Awards

Jonathan SE Perkins (Muscogee County)

Dr. Karan Berryman Pittman (Randolph County)

Harold Rittenberry (Clarke County)

Morris Robinson (Fayette County)

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam (Fulton County)

Altama Museum (Toombs County)

Atlanta Dogwood Festival (Fulton County)

Ballethnic Dance Company (Fulton County)

Historic Rural Churches of Georgia (statewide)

Otis Redding Foundation (Bibb County)

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2023 Governor's Award

Ten members of Georgia’s arts and humanities communities were awarded this honor following a competitive selection process with nominations submitted from around the state. The recipients represent a diverse group of individuals and organizations that have contributed to and supported the growth of Georgia’s thriving creative industries through community involvement, pioneering programs and long-term financial commitment.