Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities

About the Governor’s Awards

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.

FY20 Governor’s Awards

Ten members of Georgia’s arts and humanities communities were awarded with this honor following a competitive selection process from 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.

The recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities are:

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge
  • Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon
  • Dr. Eddie Bennett, Decatur
  • Mr. Brian Brown, Fitzgerald
  • Mr. Kevin Cole, Atlanta
  • Dr. Jim Hammond, Atlanta
  • Ms. Yvonne Grovner, Sapelo Island
  • Mr. William S. Morris III, Augusta
  • Ms. Susan Majette Murphy, Darien
  • Maestro Robert Spano, Atlanta

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2018 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2016 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2015 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2013 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program