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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. For a list of past recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Humanities, click here.

In 2012 the Georgia Humanities Council joined forces with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of Governor Nathan Deal to launch the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. These awards honor 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.


Recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities, 2012-15:   

Libby Bailey, Macon
Susan V. Booth, Atlanta
Brenda Bynum, Atlanta
Jerry and Kathy Chappelle, Watkinsville
James C. Cobb, Athens
Dale Dyer, Blue Ridge
Joyce Perdue-Smith, Rome
Mausiki Scales, Atlanta
Robert Webb, Dalton
Foxfire, Mountain City
Pasaquan Preservation Society, Buena Vista
Slow Exposures, Zebulon
Telfair Museums, Savannah
Syd Blackmarr, Tifton
Leslie Gordon, Atlanta
Fred and Dinah Gretsch, Savannah
Paul Hudson, Clarkston
Carl Purdy, Augusta
Douglas Scott, Atlanta
The Activities Council of Thomson, Thomson
Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta
Brenau University, Gainesville
Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta
Freedom Singers, Albany
Meridian Herald, Atlanta
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Athens
Kay Beck, Atlanta
Linda Crowe Chesnut, Athens
John Ferling, Carrollton
Melissa Fay Greene, Atlanta
Tim Howard, Chatsworth
Marianne Lambert, Atlanta
Chuck Leavell, Dry Branch
Frank Maloy, Tifton
Merryll Penson, Athens
Allan Vigil, Morrow
The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie
Fox Theatre Institute, Atlanta
Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta
United Shape Note Singers, Atlanta
Arthur Berry, Albany
Annette Cone-Skelton, Atlanta
Colonel Bruce Hampton, Atlanta
Akbar Imhotep, Atlanta
Thomas Lux, Atlanta
Philip Moulthrop, Marietta
Paul Pierce, Columbus
Amy Lotson Roberts, St. Simons Island
Melvin Steely, Carrollton
Kay and Dean Swanson, Cornelia
Savannah Music Festival, Savannah
Thomaston-Upson Archives, Thomaston



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