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2021 Governor's Arts Awards 2021 gaa logo

On October 26, 2021, the Governor's Arts Awards recipients were celebrated during the first-ever streaming edition of the awards ceremony filmed at Studio Lab in Derry.

Watch the show below, and scroll down for the full list of recipients:


The 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards recipients are:

Arts Education
Award Recipient: Marek Bennett

Award sponsor: New England College

Arts in Health
Award Recipient:
New Hampshire Theatre Project - Elephant-in-the-Room Series®

Award sponsor: Northeast Delta Dental

Creative Communities
Award Recipient:
Dover Arts Commission

Award sponsor: GYK Antler

Distinguished Arts Leadership
Award Recipient: Nicolette Clarke

Award sponsor: Christine Dwyer

Folk Heritage
Award Recipient:
Randy Miller

Award sponsor: Sanborn Mills Farm

Individual Arts Champion
Award Recipients: Mark Stebbins and Jeff Johnston

Award sponsor: Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia

Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure
Award Recipient: Al Jaeger

Award sponsor: Catherine Sununu

Silver Lining Resilience Award
Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network, New Hampshire Dance Institute, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, theatre KAPOW, Andy’s Summer Playhouse

Award sponsor: Cambridge Trust Company

Each recpient recieved an award designed and created by Berlin sculptor Andre Belanger, which are based on the State House dome eagle – the first public art in the state. The special 2021 Silver Lining Resilience award artwork was created by R.P. Hale.

Funds for the 2021 Governor's Arts Awards were generously donated by many private contributors, including the Award Sponsors noted above and the following:

Event Sponsors:      
Eversource Oracle Corporation Peter Paul Wines WMUR

Thank you to all of our sponsors! (PDF)


Last updated: October 28, 2021

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