- January, 2018 - Nomination process will open for submissions
- Summer, 2018 - Council Members select awardees
- December, 2018 - Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Helena Capitol
Six distinguished Montana artists are recipients of the 2016 Governor's Arts Award
Jack Gladstone, Neal and Karen Lewing, Rick Newby, M.J. Williams, Patrick Zentz
The nomination process for the next Governor's Arts Awards will open January 1, 2018.