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.
2022 Governor's Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Individuals and organizations may be nominated for significant contributions to Georgia's cultural heritage. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 22.
2021 Governor’s Awards
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.
The recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities are:
- Sheffield Hale (Fulton County)
- Lyrika Holmes (Cobb County)
- Donald L. Lovette (Liberty County)
- Marquice L. Williams (Chatham County)
- Dad’s Garage Theatre (Fulton County)