To recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina, the Arts Commission annually presents the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor the state gives in the arts.
These awards honor South Carolina arts organizations, patrons, artists, members of the business community, and government entities who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts. In 1980, the awards took on a special significance with their designation as the official “Governor’s Awards for the Arts.”
A diverse committee, appointed by the S.C. Arts Commission Board and made up of members of the South Carolina community at large, reviews all nominations and makes recommendations to the Board for final approval.
Artist | Lexington
Individual | Spartanburg
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF THE BUILDING ARTS
Arts in Education | Charleston
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Organization | Aiken
Nominations for the South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts are closed for the 2024 cycle. The 2025 nomination cycle is expected to open Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2024.
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