Arts News 12-19

Arts News 12-19

Artists selected for Golden Blocks Project, creative placemaking in Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods

Four (4) regional artists have been selected for Golden Blocks Project Grants, which will bring public art and creative place-making to the Laney-Walker Historic District and Bethlehem District neighborhoods.   Congratulations to these artists! We are looking forward to the work they accomplish with the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem Communities!

2019 Golden Blocks Project Artists

Sala Adenike Allen

Sara Cooks

Ashley Gray

Kristie Johnson

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Georgia Poet Laureate Prize submissions open now

via – “Georgia’s Poet Laureate, in collaboration with GCA, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. The Poet Laureate’s Prize encourages Georgia high school students to write original works of poetry and honors the outstanding work of student writers in our state.”

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019

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Georgia Council for the Arts’ FY20 Partner Grant guidelines online now, deadline February 6

Via – “Georgia Council for the Arts’ FY20 Project and Partner Grant guidelines are now available on GCA’s website.  The deadline for applications is February 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM.” The Georgia Council for the Arts has several grant programs – Project, Partner, Education, and Vibrant Communities, all with different requirements and criteria. Find out more at

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival Artist Information Sessions January 9, February 1


Interested in learning more about the application process to become an artist vendor at Arts in the Heart of Augusta?  Information sessions for next year’s festival will be hosted in January & February. Come with any questions you have about the application process and what it takes to sell your work at one of Augusta’s favorite festivals!

Information session schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 12-1pm
  • Friday, February 1, 5:30-6:30pm

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Art of Peace Deadline Extension – Art made out of gun components to raise awareness of gun violence

Artists are still being sought for “The Art of Peace,” an exhibition that features art made out of disabled gun components to raise awareness of gun safety. Artists receive the supplies from gun buyback programs and re-imagine the materials into works of art.

Future Successors and AmeriCorps VISTA’s have partnered with The Robby Poblete Foundation, based in Vallejo, Calif., and have successfully collected several firearms in a gun buyback program that will be available for artists to use in their submissions.

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Upcoming Deadlines – calls for artists, submissions

The calls below have upcoming deadlines. Click on the links to read more at

Quickies Short Play Festival, December 31

Wet Paint Party & Art Sale, all disciplines, Deadline January 13

Porter Fleming Literary Competition, deadline February 12