Nominations open for Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts

Members of the public can nominate Idaho residents, Idaho-based businesses or organizations, or communities for The Idaho Commission on the Arts’ 2022 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

The nomination deadline is July 15; nominations can be submitted at arts.idaho.gov/discover/#awards.



Nominees should “have, through creative accomplishments or distinguished service, made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Idaho,” according to an arts commission news release.

Award categories include Excellence in the Arts, Excellence in Folk & Traditional Arts, Support of the Arts, Support of Arts Education and Excellence in Arts Administration.



Nominations must include a brief explanation about why the nominee should receive the award, three to five letters of recommendation and any supporting materials, such as magazine or newspaper articles, resumes or artist statements. Examples of artwork are encouraged for the Excellence in the Arts and Traditional Arts categories, according to the news release.

Arts commissioners will review the nominations and make recommendations to Gov. Brad Little, who determines the recipients.


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