Nathan Deal announces recipients of Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities

‘Chosen for commitment to preservation and promotion of Georgia’s culture and heritage’


Today at the state Capitol, Governor Nathan Deal announced the recipients of the third annual Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities. In partnership with the the Geogia Council for the Arts (GCA) and Georgia Humanities Council, the awards were given to thirteen of the state’s citizens and organizations, recognized for their contributions to civil and cultural growth.

“The individuals and organizations honored here today are committed to growing and sustaining Georgia’s vibrant culture and history, and I am grateful for their significant contributions to our state,” Deal said.

On the ITP side of things, the Rialto’s Leslie Gordon, Full Radius Dance Company’s Douglas Scott, the Atlanta Ballet, Meridian Herald, and Center for Civil and Human Rights were all honored. Below is the complete list of winners. For detailed background info on all of the recipients, click here.

Syd Blackmarr, Tifton
Leslie Gordon, Atlanta
Fred and Dinah Gretsch, Savannah
Paul Hudson, Clarkston
Carl Purdy, Atlanta
Douglas Scott, Atlanta
The Activities Council of Thomson, Thomson
Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta
Brenau University, Gainesville
Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta
Freedom Singers, Albany
Meridian Herald, Atlanta
Richard B. Russell Library of Political Research and Studies, Athens