In 2014, the Greater Augusta Arts Council embarked on a project that would serve the local artists in this community. We pulled together a diverse community task force and partnered with Dr. Anthony (Tony) Robinson, who teaches and conducts research in the areas of
Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship at the Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University, to survey local artists to
discern what types of
educational experiences and other opportunities would be the most relevant and beneficial to them.
The results of the survey showed that artists are interested in three areas:
-personal and professional development
-soft business skills
-community gallery opportunities
Monthly Artist's Roundtable
In order to give artists a chance to gather, share inspiration, and help each other refine their artwork, the Arts Council hosts monthly artists roundtables. We program these roundtables in different creative spaces in the CSRA each month, such as the Frame Shoppe on Walton Way. If you are interested in hosting an event, please email Christina Berkshire at email@example.com. To receive updates about the location and dates for each monthly artist's roundtable, sign up for announcements here.
Business of Being An Artist class series, WINTER 2017
The Greater Augusta Arts Council has partnered with the Gertrude Herbert Institute of art to offer a series of classes dedicated to the Business of Being an Artist. An advanced form of our monthly Aspirations series, this class series will form a cohort of up and coming artists who, in 8 weeks, will learn the process of creating & promoting a gallery show. Space is limited, sign up for application and date/instructor announcements here
Gallery Opportunities through Aspirations
The Arts Council currently coordinates two gallery spaces in Augusta, GA. These opportunities are open to all artists in the CSRA. The first is the newly renovated Municipal Building, which hosts a juried show every three months. These shows are juried by a local artist. The second is the Chamber of Commerce. This gallery hosts a single-artist show every two months, and the artists are selected by a committee. Both opportunities are free to apply, and have their own set of requirements. Click below to learn more about each.
The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors in
Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area by advancing a vibrant cultural arts agenda.
PO Box 1776 :: 1301 Greene Street :: Augusta, GA :: 706.826.4702 :: Site design by Sallie West
"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts."