who we are
We serve as a resource for Augusta’s arts community and help connect arts lovers to the events and programs they are passionate about. Founded in 1968 by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Women’s Club, and the Junior League of Augusta to serve as an umbrella organization for the arts in Augusta, we have taken an active role in supporting Augusta’s cultural identity. We currently act as Augusta’s Public Art Agency, and also administer re-granting arts funds from the City of Augusta through the City Arts Grants Program.
We organize opportunities and events for both artists and art lovers, including the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, a 2 1/2 day celebration of the varied arts and cultural diversity that make up Augusta. Other events and outreach programs we produce are: Aspirations workshop series, the annual Wet Paint Party and Sale, and the annual Arts Awards dinner.
Arts Council at a Glance
The Greater Augusta Arts Council was founded in 1968 by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Women’s Club, and the Junior League of Augusta to serve as an umbrella organization for the arts in Augusta. Over the years, we have taken an increasingly active role in planning and implementing Augusta’s cultural identity.
Often, the Greater Augusta Arts Council takes on special projects in order to better support the Augusta Arts Community. We have participated in survey projects to research the economic impact of the arts in Augusta, letter-writing campaigns to bring awareness of lawmakers to the importance of funding the arts in education, and a variety of other efforts that enhance the cultural landscape of Augusta, Georgia. To learn more about the current projects of the Arts Council, click below.