Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
The 2020 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts have been suspended until next year, with a new deadline of March 5, 2021, for nomination submissions. This decision was made with the ongoing interest of public health and safety top of mind. The event was scheduled to take place this September in Santa Fe. Complete nominations submitted for the 2020 Awards will be rolled over to 2021.
"Although we are disappointed to miss the awards this year, public safety must be our number one priority," said Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Executive Director of New Mexico Arts. "That said, we are very excited about gathering together again in 2021 to celebrate New Mexico's best and brightest artists and arts contributors."
August 2020 through March 2021 - Nominations sought
June 2021 - Public announcement of awardees
September 2021 - Award events
The nomination deadline for the 2021 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts is March 5, 2021. Complete nominations submitted for the 2020 Awards will be rolled over to 2021.
To nominate an individual artist or a major contributor to the arts, select the fillable nomination formPDF File.
Visit the complete list of all past recipients.
To re-nominate an individual artist or a major contributor to the arts, simply download and fill out a current nomination form, submit updates with a new nomination letter or addendum. Please contact New Mexico Arts to check if nomination materials are still on file before submitting. It is not unusual for a nominee to be nominated several times before being awarded a Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts. However, not every individual nominated will receive an award.