We are pleased to invite you to the 2021 Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) Luminary Awards! The Luminary Awards honor recognize artists, organizers and cultural organizations who stood as shining lights for their communities during the pandemic. Link to event and more information below.
This is so well deserved! We're so happy for Karen Akuyea Vargas.
2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) – January 13, 2022
The 2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) program will be presented on January 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. GAHA 2021 will honor and reflect the experiences of the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event format and awards categories will be slightly different than previous years.
The arts and culture sector has been hit hard by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our sector was the first to close and has experienced devastating economic impacts. As we move towards recovery, ArtsWA wants to recognize artists and cultural organizations who have stood as shining lights for their communities. Those whose leadership and steadfast efforts kept hope alive in their communities – even as they were facing pandemic devastation themselves.
This year, instead of our typical Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards, we will present these leaders with a special Luminary Award. Two awards will be given for each region in the state, one to an individual and one to an organization. The honorees have been announced and are listed below.