Governor’s Awards in the Arts 2018-05-30T15:39:54+00:00

Governor’s Awards in the Arts

SAVE THE DATE: February 12, 2019

Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council co-sponsor the Governor’s Awards to recognize individuals and businesses who have made a statewide impact through artistic excellence or outstanding support of the arts.  The classifications for these lifetime achievement awards are:

  • Distinction in Creative Achievement: Nominees in this category should be individual artists who have made significant contributions in any of the various arts disciplines.
  • Outstanding Service in Arts Education: Nominees in this category should be individuals who have made significant contributions to arts education as a teacher, mentor or catalyst.
  • Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual: Nominees in this category should be individuals who have made outstanding contributions in supporting and encouraging the arts with their time, talent or funding.
  • Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business: Nominees in this category should be an organization, business or corporation that has demonstrated leadership in supporting and encouraging the arts through time, talent and funding, or by funding and presenting projects by South Dakota artists for public education and enjoyment.

Nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards in the Arts will open September 1 with nominations due by November 15.  The nomination form will be posted here when available.

Past recipients

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are sponsored by Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, 
through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.