2017 Annual Arts Awards Nomination Forms available now
Each year at the Arts Council’s Arts Awards and Membership Meeting, we recognize members of Augusta’s vibrant arts community who stand out for their dedication to and standard of excellence in the arts. This year’s event will be held on June 22, 2017, 6PM at the Enterprise Mill Events Center, 1450 Greene St.
Nomination forms for the 2017 Annual Arts Awards are available now. Link to the form is at the bottom of the category listings. Deadline to submit nominations is Midnight on May 12, 2017.
Award Nominations are made by community members and chosen by committee.
The Volunteer Award is given to an arts volunteer (must be associated with the arts organization in an unpaid capacity) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support an arts organization.
Examples: leaders of performing/exhibiting groups; community arts advocates; community arts organizers; arts event organizers; organization assistants
This award is given to an individual who has achieved exemplary administrative achievement in the arts community of the River Region via his or her professional job as an organization’s leader or administrator.
Examples: Directors of organizations; arts promoters; arts workers; arts instructors; development personnel; grant writers; other types of employees of arts organizations
This award recognizes exemplary artistic achievement in any arts discipline by a professional or semi-professional artist in the River Region. This winner is one who is dedicated to excellence and growth in their field and achieves recognition above and beyond the River Region.
Examples: Visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, choreographers
Media – Corporate or Individual
The Media award is given to a newspaper, television station, radio station, magazine or individual that has demonstrated extraordinary support for community arts activities by providing outstanding media coverage of the arts community.
A business/individual honored in this category provides significant financial support for the arts.
2016 Arts Awards
Steve Walpert, Director of Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre and Entertainment Program
Henry Wynn, local musician and artist
Arts Professional Award:
Patricia Meyers, Augusta University Professor of voice, opera, music literature and history courses, and humanities
Linda Scales, founder and Board President for Jessye Norman School of the Arts
Beasley Media Group
Drew Dawson, Station Manager and Host of GPB Augusta 90.7FM.