The annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Patriot’s Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ and will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live 

Guests are invited to capture the moment in our photo booth, get an interview on the Live Red Carpet, experience award winning performances, peruse the statewide award-winning visual art exhibit, and have a bite to eat.

A full list of Awardees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patriot's Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton
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No, Individuals cannot nominate. Please review the handbook for more information on the awards and contact a participating organizations with your recommendation.
Business professional attire.
The show will begin at 5pm Doors Open at 3:30PM Theatre Opens at 4:30PM A Reception will follow in the Ballroom
It is a free and public event.
Performers should arrive at 2:30 unless told otherwise by their organization representative

Our Partners

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a founding agency of Arts Ed NJ.

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.