Arts News June 6

Arts News June 6

Tickets on sale now for the 2019 Arts Awards Dinner, Thursday June 20, 6-8pm

Join us to honor the winners of the Annual Arts Awards at the Annual Arts Awards Dinner & Membership Meeting, to be held Thursday, June 20, 6-8pm at the Foundry at Rae’s Creek with a cocktail hour 5-6pm.

2019 Arts Awards Winners

  • Artist: Eryn Eubanks
  • Arts Professional: Gary Dennis
  • Volunteer: Mike Sleeper
  • Sponsor: Ora Parrish, Bank of America
  • Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award: Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Project Forte
  • President’s Award: City of Augusta

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Nominate a Georgia Arts & Humanities champion for the 2019 Governor’s Awards

Via GCA – “GCA is seeking nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities. The Governor’s Awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.  Presented by the Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, the Governor’s Awards pay tribute to the most distinguished citizens and organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to work in these fields.”

Deadline July 31, Nomination form online here.



Buzz on Biz features upcoming art projects in Augusta, gateway sculptures, Golden Blocks

Thank you Buzz on Biz for your feature on upcoming public art projects! Read their article online to learn more about what to expect in the next year – a monumental gateway sculpture, art in  Laney Walker, and an update of the Arts and Economic Prosperity survey, which showed the economic impact of the arts in Augusta.

Read Full Article Online

New Exhibition at the City Gallery: “Through the F.I.R.E.,” on display until August 30

Historic photos of Laney Walker landmarks celebrate importance and legacy of the area in Augusta’s story.

Learn about Augusta history at the City Gallery! The newest display in the City Gallery, located in the Augusta Municipal Building, celebrates the history and legacy of landmarks of the Laney Walker & Bethlehem neighborhoods. Archival photos from the area’s history show a thriving city center; with theaters, grocers, hospitals and schools.

The exhibit is a partnership with Housing & Community Development, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Historical photos were provided by the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, The Augusta History Museum, and Historic Augusta.

Visit the gallery anytime between 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday.




Several Grant opportunities for artists and organizations offered by South Arts

South Arts, a regional organization that supports artists and arts nonprofits in the Southeast,

has two grant opportunities currently open, which aid a variety of causes.

See below for more information.

Express Grants – year-round applications

The new, quick turnaround Express grant program is an opportunity for presenting organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to engage Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state.

Traditional Arts Touring – Deadline July 5

The Traditional Arts Touring grant program works to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South, through funding projects which bring a traditional artist/ensemble and a scholar/folklorist for multi-day residencies in Southern communities.

Professional Development and Artistic Planning – year-round applications

Performing Arts Touring grants support presenting organizations for engagements by guest Southern artists (theatre, music, opera, musical theatre and dance) from outside of the presenter’s state.

Complete Descriptions of each grant opportunity available at Click here for more information.