Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Governor's Arts Awards.
Reinstated by Governor Brown following a 10-year hiatus, the Governor's Arts Awards are a partnership between the Office of the Governor and the Arts Commission to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in Oregon.
The Governor’s Arts Awards are open to any individual, organization or community that currently resides in or has a significant presence in Oregon and has made outstanding contributions to the arts in the state. The 143 past recipients of a Governor’s Arts Award are not eligible (see past recipients).
Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of a representative from the Governor’s Office, an Arts Commissioner and three to five arts leaders from across the state. They will recommend three to five awards based on the nominee’s regional, national or international recognition for his/her/their contributions; role in improving the quality of arts experiences and appreciation for the arts in Oregon; contributions to advancing the arts’ positive impact on Oregonians’ quality of life; and length of service to the arts in Oregon. Governor Brown will have final approval of award recipients.
Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Awardees will be announced during the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Portland Hilton Downtown. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Recipients will be notified by July 28 and must be available to attend the Oct. 6 award ceremony (Arts Commission will assist with needed travel expenses).
Download the nomination form below.