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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:

11/01/19 4:30 PM - Postmarked or Delivered

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Awards to Kentucky individuals, organizations, businesses, agencies, and schools to recognize significant and extraordinary contributions to the arts within the state or nationally. Nine award categories are available to honor those who have supported artists and arts organizations and who have demonstrated the value of the arts.

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

The 2020 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 panel and submits the nomination to the Governor’s Office for the Governor’s consideration and approval.

The nine categories (each with their 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

The goals of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts are:

  • To select, on an annual basis, exemplary recipients for the nine award categories
  • To honor the annual recipients in a public recognition ceremony
  • To expand and diversify arts advocacy

The 2020 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 panel and submits the nomination to the Governor’s Office for the Governor’s consideration and approval.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 postmarked by 4:30 PM Eastern time Nov. 1, 2019, or delivered to the Kentucky Arts Council office no later than 4:30 PM on that date.

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

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.

Submit nomination forms to:
Kentucky Arts Council
1025 Capital Center Drive
Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
ATTN: Tom Musgrave

Chris Cathers, Executive Director
Christopher.Cathers@ky.gov
502-892-3126

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