16 Local Arts Organizations to Receive City Funds – FY19 City Arts Grant recipients announced

16 Local Arts Organizations to Receive City Funds – FY19 City Arts Grant recipients announced

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s City Arts Grants. 16 local arts nonprofits were selected to receive funds allocated by the  City of Augusta Richmond County, a process that the Arts Council administers. Through this program, Augusta’s leaders act in the best interest of the community, recognizing the importance of the arts to our quality of life, economic development, tourism, and more in Augusta, Georgia.

Funding through City Arts Grants enables arts organizations to:

  • Provide programming and educational opportunities throughout Richmond County
  • To promote Metro Augusta as an arts destination
  • To build the capacity and stability of Augusta’s arts and cultural organizations
  • To enhance the economic development of the city through the arts
  • To share arts programs and activities with underserved audiences

Therefore, on behalf of the City of Augusta, the Greater Augusta Arts Council announces with pleasure the 2018 Arts Grant recipients.

  • Augusta Ballet
  • Augusta Choral Society
  • Augusta Concert Band
  • Augusta Mini Theatre
  • Augusta Players
  • Augusta Symphony
  • Colton Ballet Company of Augusta
  • Creative Impressions
  • Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
  • Imperial Theatre
  • Jessye Norman School of the Arts
  • Morris Museum of Art
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center
  • Storyland Theatre, Inc.
  • Suzuki Strings of Augusta
  • Westobou

Grant checks will be distributed to recipients at a presentation made during the October 16 Commission meeting, held at the Municipal Building at 535 Telfair Street, starting at 2pm.

Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interests and assures fairness and professionalism. The review panel was made up of business leaders, city officials and community members who were tasked with rating organizations based on stringent guidelines regarding professionalism, proven fiscal responsibility, and strength of purpose. These ratings were used to determine the award amounts. The Board of Directors of the Greater Augusta Arts Council then voted to approve the recommendations from the review panel and the organizations were notified of their award. Awards are only given to arts-based nonprofit organizations located and programming in Richmond County. Organizations interested in applying for a FY20 grant may find more information at www.augustaarts.com.


Greater Augusta Arts Council :: PO Box 1776 :: Augusta, GA 30903

The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors of Augusta and the CSRA by advancing vibrant cultural arts.