Join MAC in partnership with the Governor’s Office to celebrate the arts at the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards, now in its 35th year!
The 2023 recipients and awards are as follows:
Dr. Ann Fisher-Wirth – Excellence in Literature & Poetry
Betsy Bradley – Leadership in Visual Arts & Community
Ed McGowin – Lifetime Achievement
Ke Francis – Excellence in Visual Arts
King Edward Antoine – Excellence in Music
Ralph Eubanks – Excellence in Literature & Cultural Ambassador
Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation – The Stephen C. Edds Patron of the Arts Award
The 2023 recipients will be recognized at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 6 p.m. A public reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the ceremony.
The award ceremony is free and open to the public though capacity may be limited. Guarantee your seat by becoming a sponsor! The deadline to be featured in print material is Wednesday, January 3.
The Governor’s Arts Awards will air on MPB Television on Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m. and on MPB Think Radio during the Mississippi Arts Hour on Sunday, February 19, at 5 p.m.
For more information about the awards and to become a sponsor, visit arts.ms.gov/gaa.
Presenting Sponsors: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
The featured artwork for the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards Image Credit: Ed McGowin, Dairy Queen: Stage 3, from “Name Change Suite,” 1972. serigraph. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of William Dunlap. 2006.056.15. Ed McGowin is a 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient and internationally renowned visual artist with deep roots in south Mississippi.