Arts Business Leadership Award

Hope Community Resources
received the
2022 Governor's Arts and Humanities Award for
Arts Business Leadership

Govneror's Arts and Humanities Award

The Governor's Arts and Humanities Awards is an annual partnership between the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and the Office of the Governor to recognize and honor noteworthy contributions to the arts and humanities in Alaska.

Each year, these partners select awardees in several distinct categories, based on nominations submitted by the public.


Hope Studios – Arts Business Leadership

Hope Studios is a community-based art studio operated by Hope Community Resources. Our Studio provides a welcoming space in Anchorage for Alaskan artists—including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities—to explore, create, and share their talents.

Renowned for its vibrant, unconventional artwork, our Studio fosters inclusive communities and empowers artists. Despite economic challenges, Hope Studios continues to be essential to our mission, impacting local businesses like Fashion Pact and creating stunning murals that celebrate diversity.

Participants in Hope Studios programs experience personal growth, pride, and a sense of belonging. Actively involved in the community, Hope Studios collaborates with schools, nursing homes, and local businesses on various projects. The artists' captivating artwork can be found across Alaska, making Hope Studios a gem in the Anchorage community and beyond, promoting hope and resilience through the arts.

Congratulations to our Hope Studios team, whose collaborative efforts have been impactful across the state. It’s wonderful to have the work of the artists and staff be recognized in this meaningful and impressive way!

We are grateful and proud to receive this honor and for our community's support in making arts and creativity available and accessible to Alaskans who experience disabilities. If you would like to be involved in ensuring this essential program can continue to excel, please consider donating to Hope Studios.

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