Submit Nomination

To submit a nomination form for the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards, you may fill out the online form below, or you may print a form and send it via mail. Once you submit the form online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation when we have received your online nomination. Deadline to submit nominations is 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2017. If you mail your nomination form, please send it to:

Arkansas Arts Council
1100 North Street 
Little Rock, AR 72201

2018 Governor's Arts Awards nomination form

Is your Nominee Eligible?

  • Nominees must be current Arkansas residents or Arkansas-based corporations or organizations.
  • Current Arkansas Arts Council members, staff of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, or their immediate families, and selection committee members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Past recipients are not eligible in the category for which they have received a previous Governor’s Arts Award.

For more information on the Governor's Arts Awards program, contact Cheri Leffew.

2018 Nomination Form

* Required

A civic leader who has taken a leadership role in creating an environment for artists and the arts to flourish in his/her local community. This includes, but is not limited to, elected public officials, local citizen volunteers and volunteer arts administrators.

An individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution in integrating the arts into the educational curriculum.

An Arkansas for-profit business that has made a significant contribution in support of the arts in this state. This does not include stand-alone foundations, foundations associated with for-profit businesses or 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

An individual or group that has made outstanding contributions in the performance or creation of traditional arts and/or folkways in Arkansas and has contributed to the perpetuation of these traditions.

An artist active in the field of architecture, contemporary crafts, design, film, literature, performing arts or visual arts who has made significant contributions to his/her art form.

An individual or family who has made significant philanthropic contributions to the development of the arts.

An artist or group whose contributions to the arts over a lifetime have fostered significant recognition, or an art patron whose lifetime of dedication to the development and support of the arts will sustain the arts beyond his/her lifetime.





Written Statement (Required)

Attach a typed statement which substantiates the significance of the nominee’s contributions to the arts. The nomination should reflect activity beyond normal expectations or responsibilities if the nominee is an arts organization, an employee of an arts organization or an educator.

The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, and should address:

  • The significance of the contributions and achievements of the nominee, as related to the arts.
  • The range of individuals and groups served by the nominee’s contributions.
  • The length of time and the degree of the nominee’s dedication to the arts.

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials are optional, but strongly encouraged.

  • Up to three one-sided pages of material will be accepted.
  • Supplemental material may include support letters, news clippings or magazine articles. News clippings, etc., should be photocopied on 8 1/2” x 11” paper
  • Please do not submit CDs, DVDs, books, display materials, scrapbooks, etc. They will not be considered in judging the nomination.
  • A total of up to five pages of information, plus the nomination form, will be reviewed by the selection comnittee. Additional materials will not be considered.