Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities
For twenty-six years the Governor's Awards in the Humanities celebrated local community members and organizations that have worked to increase the understanding and appreciation of the humanities in Georgia. A list of past recipients is available.
The 2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities honored outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia's civic and cultural vitality through service to the humanities or excellence in the arts. The awards recognize the value of the arts and humanities in the creation of a thriving economy and their contributions and growth.
Each year, nominations for the award are accepted. Nominations may be made by any resident of Georgia for individuals who have made significant and substantial lifetime contributions to the state's cultural heritage through pioneering work in the arts or humanities.
Organizations that have demonstrated historical and ongoing support for the arts or humanities may also be nominated. Examples of eligible individual nominees include, but are not limited to artists, advocates, philanthropist, or educators. Organizations that use the arts or humanities to address an acute community need, provide innovative programs and have offered long-term financial commitment to supporting the arts or humanities are all examples of what kind of activities can be considered for organizational nominations.