Governor's Arts Awards recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state. While these contributions are usually made unselfishly, it is important to take the time to recognize and thank people for outstanding achievements.
Please take a moment to consider individuals, organizations and communities that deserve to be acknowledged with a nomination for a 2021 Governor's Arts Award. Nominations can be made by an individual, group, organization or business.
Click here to start the online application.
Please watch the video tutorial below for more information.
Online Application System Instructional Video
2021 Governor's Arts Award categories are listed below. Click here for full descriptions:
Arts in Health
Distinguished Arts Leadership
Individual Arts Champion
Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure
New for 2021: Silver Lining Resilience- Recognizes an individual or New Hampshire nonprofit or for-profit organization, school district, collaborative/ partnership effort or municipality that has created, developed, implemented or supported innovative solutions for the arts, in a broad sense, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals nominated must be residents of New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while residents of the state.
Organizations and cities/towns nominated must be physically located in New Hampshire.
The following are not eligible:
Nominations of or by currently serving Council members and employees of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Selection and Presentation
Review and selection of the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards will be made by a review panel appointed by the State Arts Council.
Nominees will be notified of the results of the review by mid-May, 2021.
The 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony this fall. Date, time and location will be announced as soon as possible.