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Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities

Awards to Georgia Individuals, Nonprofits, and For-Profits for
Exceptional Contributions to the Arts and Humanities Sector

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Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA)

Deadline Date:

08/20/21 5:00 PM


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Awards to Georgia individual residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for outstanding contributions to the arts and humanities sector. The award is intended to recognize exceptional groups, for-profits, and individuals that have helped to promote the state's vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities. The award acknowledges 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.

Examples of notable activities by an organization include, but are not limited to, use of the arts or humanities to address an acute community need, innovative programs in support of or utilizing the arts or humanities, and long-term financial commitment to supporting the sustainability and growth of the arts and humanities sector in Georgia.

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GrantWatch ID#: 197593

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals/Artists: Nominations will be accepted for living individuals who have made significant and substantial long-lasting contributions to Georgia’s cultural heritage through pioneering work in the arts or humanities. Examples of eligible nominees include, but are not limited to, artists, advocates, scholars, philanthropists, legislators, educators, folklorists, volunteers, and authors.

Organizations (Not-for-Profit, Business, or Philanthropic): Nominations will be accepted for organizations that have demonstrated historical and ongoing support for the arts or humanities in Georgia.

Nominations may be made by any resident of Georgia, excluding members of the boards and staff of the Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Georgia Humanities.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Posthumous awards will not be given.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit nominations is August 20, 2021, at 5:00 PM.

Award recipients will be notified in September and will be honored at a ceremony in October.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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With questions or concerns, please contact:
Laura McCarty
Georgia Humanities
Phone: 678-640-9007

Tina Lilly
Georgia Council for the Arts
Phone: 404-962-4827

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