Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
The 2021 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts will premiere online on November 20, 2021 at 7pm (MT). The Awards can be watched, streaming as a Facebook Premier on the New Mexico Arts and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Facebook pages.
Direct link to watch the premiere of the awards ceremony.
Our 2021 Awardees are:
- Edward "Gus" Foster
- Ricardo Caté
- Susan Contreras
- Dave Grusin
- Kathleen Wall
- The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
"Although we are disappointed the awards will be online this year, especially after postponing them last year, we are thrilled to be honoring the passion, talent, and commitment of New Mexico's artists and arts supporters in a way that is safe for and accessible to everyone," said Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Executive Director of New Mexico Arts.
August 2020 through March 2021 - Nominations sought
June 2021 - Public announcement of awardees
November 20, 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.
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.