Americans for the Arts is now accepting nominations for the 2019/2020 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards for State Legislator, Governor and Mayor.

Please state in bullet point format the reasons for your nomination of the individual named. Clearly identify their community arts contributions, measurable impact on the arts and arts education, facts and figures of accomplishments, innovative style and leadership, and your work with the nominee.

Please limit your nominating statement to under 5,000 characters. Submissions that exceed this amount will be rejected.

Nominations for State Legislator are due by October 25, 2019.

Nominations for Governor and Mayor are due by November 22, 2019



Contact Person in Nominee's Office

Street Address
Street Address Line 2


Letters of Recommendation (max. of 2) can be uploaded here, submitted by mail to our D.C. office, or emailed to the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs.