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The Governor's Arts Award honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans.



Awardees demonstrate:

1. Artistic excellence and achievement

2. Dedication to Montana

3. Ongoing contributions to the cultural community

4. Worthiness of statewide recognition







Key Dates


  • December and January 2020 - Nomination process open
  • February 3, 2020 - Nominations close at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 2020 - Finalists notified and finalist materials due
  • June 2020 - Council votes on recommendations
  • July 2020 - Recommendations presented to the Governor
  • December 2020 - Awards Ceremony and Reception




Nominate or Renew a Nominee

Nomination Process

GAA Narrative

Nomination Form

2016 Honoree

2018 Honoree's Profiles

Past Winners

Past Honorees



Montana Arts Council | 830 N. Warren Street, Helena, MT 59601 | P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201 | P: (406) 444-6430 | F: (406) 444-6548 | mac@mt.gov

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The Montana Arts Council is funded by the State of Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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