Governor seeks entries for art awards

Staff report

COLUMBUS, — The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has announced that the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio nomination process is open.

The deadline to complete a nomination is Oct. 24, at 5 p.m.

This year’s categories are Arts Administration, Arts Education, Arts Patron, Business Support (Large and Small), Community Development & Participation, Individual Artist and the Irma Lazarus Award. Category descriptions are available online at

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio is a statewide program that showcases and celebrates Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts patrons and business support.

All nominations are accepted through an online form. Nominators must write a 350-800-word narrative, collect up to five support letters electronically and upload the files to the online nomination form:

The Arts Day & the Governor’s Awards Luncheon Ceremony is a partnership between the OAC and Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. The event will take place May 17 in the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus.

Staff report