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Governor’s Awards in the Arts

Awards to Kentucky Individuals, Organizations, Agencies, and
Schools to Recognize Significant Contributions to the Arts

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Kentucky Arts Council

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 4:30 PM

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Awards to Kentucky individuals, organizations, businesses, agencies, and schools to recognize significant contributions to the arts within the state or nationally. The awards are intended to honor outstanding recipients from nine award categories who have supported artists and arts organizations and who have demonstrated the value of the arts. An additional goal of the award program is to expand and diversify arts advocacy.

The nine categories (each with its own eligibility criteria) are as follows:

  • Milner Award: Outstanding philanthropic, artistic, or other contributions to the arts
  • Artist Award: Lifetime Achievement in the arts
  • Business Award: Outstanding interest in and support of the arts
  • Community Arts Award: Positive impact in the community through the arts
  • Education Award: Significant contribution to arts in education
  • Folk Heritage Award: Outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Kentucky's unique artistic traditions
  • Government Award: Significant support for the arts through government action
  • Media Award: Commitment to bringing the arts to the attention of the public
  • National Award: Achievement of national fame in the arts

Nominations will be reviewed using the following performance expectations as applied to each award category description:

  • Personification of the value of the arts
  • The nominee has demonstrated their/its support of artists and organizations in providing arts activities.


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126777

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible nominees include artists, arts organizations, volunteers, schools, educators, local governments, legislators, and corporate citizens.

Organizations, businesses, or individuals from within or outside of Kentucky may make nominations.

Eligible nominations must meet the following specific requirements in each of the award categories:
- Milner Award: Be an individual resident of Kentucky or an organization located in Kentucky.
- Artist Award: Be an individual resident of Kentucky.
- Business Award: Be a business located in Kentucky.
- Community Arts Award: Be an individual resident of Kentucky or an organization located in Kentucky.
- Education Award: Be an individual resident of Kentucky or a school or organization located in Kentucky.
- Folk Heritage Award: Be an individual resident of Kentucky, an organization located in Kentucky, or an individual or organization closely related to Kentucky.
- Government Award: Be a Kentucky son or daughter, an individual Kentucky resident, or an agency located in Kentucky.
- Media Award: Be an individual Kentucky journalist involved in print, broadcast, or electronic media or a media organization located in Kentucky.
- National Award: Be a Kentucky son or daughter who is a resident of, or is closely related to, Kentucky.

Past Governor's Awards in the Arts recipients and deceased persons are ineligible for nomination in any category.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on June 15, 2021.

Nominators are welcome to submit nominations in more than one category. A separate nomination form is required for each category.

The 2021 awards will be presented at a public ceremony and celebration, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council. In addition, the arts council coordinates the nomination process by the panel and submits the nomination to the Governor’s Office for the Governor’s consideration and approval.

Nominations will be kept active for three award cycles. Multiple nominations for the same nominee in the same year do not increase the nominee's competitiveness for an award.

Core Values: http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/About/values.htm

Contact Information:

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

Nominate online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T6V3XY9

Direct questions to:
Tom Musgrave, Communications Director
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
502-892-3122
888-833-2787 (toll-free)

Kentucky Arts Council
1025 Capital Center Drive, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

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