Deadline near for Governor's Arts Award nominations

IAC-Press Release

March 8, 2017


Rex Van Zant

Director of Marketing and Communications


Deadline near for 2017 Governor's Arts Award nominations

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today the deadline is approaching to make nominations for the 2017 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards.

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Nomination forms can be found on the IAC website at

Nominations may also be completed in a .pdf format and submitted by email to

Nominations originally made, but not selected for the 2015 / 2016 Bicentennial Governor's Arts Awards will automatically be reconsidered for 2017. However, nominators may wish to submit updated information if there have been significant changes in the nominee's accomplishments or contributions to the arts since the original nomination was made.

A new addition for the 2017 Governor's Arts Awards will be the opportunity to recognize and encourage the work of emerging artists.

Originally presented in 1973, the Indiana Governor's Arts Awards represent the state's highest recognition for the arts. Previous recipients include Robert Indiana, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Crystal Gayle, Avery Brooks, and Angela Brown. For a complete list of Governor's Arts Awards recipients, please visit

At the 2015 / 2016 Bicentennial Governor's Arts Awards, Governor Mike Pence honored American Pianists Association; cartoonist and entrepreneur Jim Davis; singer, songwriter and producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds;" art collectors and philanthropists Robert and Ellen Haan; choreographer and educator David Hochoy and Dance Kaleidoscope; and legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. 

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.