Governor’s Arts Awards

2016 Governor's Arts Awards Ceremony at Duling Hall in Jackson. Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting

The Governor’s Arts Awards program signifies the important relationship between government and the arts. The arts combine vision and creativity while enriching society’s cultural horizons. Established in 1988, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize those who have made noteworthy contributions to, or achieved artistic excellence in, the state of Mississippi. The awards event is presented each year by the Mississippi Arts Commission in partnership with the Governor’s Office.

Press Release: Governor's Arts Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to August 15

Nomination Criteria

Nomination Application

Extended Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016

Contact: Melia Dicker, Communications Director, mdicker@arts.ms.gov or 601-359-6546


List of the 2016 Recipients »


Complete listing of previous Governor's Arts Award recipients