Governors Arts Award
Nominate Iowa artists or artist teams, nonprofits and communities that have made a significant impact on the vitality of the arts in the state. Award categories for 2020 are:
- Governor's Arts Award
Recognizes an Iowa artist or artist team, nonprofit organization, and city or county that has undertaken particularly significant work in the arts over the past two years (July 1, 2018 to May 1, 2020).
- Governor's Arts Legacy Award
Recognizes an Iowa artist or artist team, nonprofit or community that has had a particularly significant impact on the arts in Iowa over time.
Winners are selected every other year by a panel of Iowa arts and culture professionals. The Office of the Governor of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council present the awards during the Iowa Arts Summit.
How to Nominate
The Iowa Arts Council is not currently accepting nominations.
Past Award Winners
View previous recipients of the Governor’s Arts Award below.