Arts Newsletter – Week of November 6 – 12

Arts Newsletter – Week of November 6 – 12

Congratulations to Black Cat Picture Show! Featured in MovieMaker Magazine’s top 10 “Summer’s Sweetest Hits”

Congratulations to the Black Cat Picture show are in order for their recent feature in MovieMaker Magazine!  Listed as one of the top 10 “Summer’s Sweetest Hits,” the Black Cat Picture Show hosted at Le Chat Noir Theater in downtown Augusta continues to make an impression on the national film festival scene. The 2018 festival will be hosted August 17-18. Film Submissions are open now at


Economic Impact of the Arts Sneak Peek –  AEP5 Trivia on Twitter

If you follow the Greater Augusta Arts Council on Twitter (@augustaarts), you may have already seen some fun trivia points from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5).
The AEP5 survey results go beyond a single dollar amount contributed by arts nonprofits to the economy. It gives supporters a wide array of information needed to make a strong case for investment in the arts. In the report, you’ll find localized info on the following (& more!):
  • Direct economic activity created by arts & culture audience members and arts nonprofits organizations
  • Average audience spending per arts event
  • The value of the hours donated by dedicated arts volunteers
  • Local jobs supported by arts nonprofits in Augusta
  • Spending habits broken down by resident & nonresident events attendees
We’ll be sharing even more great info this week in preparation for Randy Cohen’s presentation at the Legislative Luncheon, Thursday November 9, 11:30-1pm. Registration details listed below.
At the end of the luncheon, Randy Cohen will also host a supplemental workshop for arts organizers that will show how they can distill their own organization’s impact from the regional results. 1-2pm, free for attendees (you just have to register for the luncheon, details below)



Don’t miss Randy Cohen at this year’s Legislative Luncheon, Nov 9

Special guest Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts speaking on the results of the AEP5 survey project 

Seats are getting limited for this year’s Legislative Luncheon November 9, 11:30-1pm!

Guest speaker Randy Cohen will present on the results of the AEP5 – a national survey that shows the economic impact of the nonprofit arts industry. The results show – Arts & culture are big business in the CSRA!


Arts Council members receive a discount. Contact [email protected] for details.


Upcoming Deadlines – Calls for Artists, Auditions, & More

Check out some of the upcoming deadlines for calls and creative opportunities posted at!

Calls for artists, auditions, creative writing submissions and more online now.


Arts in the Heart of Augusta artist info sessions start December 1

We’re bringing back the artist info sessions for Arts in the Heart of Augusta, starting Friday, December 1! Sign up for helpful info for artists interested in the application process for Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Pax Bobrow, Fine Arts and Crafts Market director, will share info on assembling your application, the jury selection process, and participating in the festival. Sign up for one or all of the sessions – they’re free! Session Dates – December 1, January 4, February 1. Click here to sign up at 


Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day, Tuesday, November 28

Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day, Tuesday, November 28! This year, GA Gives is teaming up with the Giving Tuesday movement, to make it the biggest day of giving all year! The Arts Council and several arts & culture nonprofits are planning their participation in this year’s events. Keep an eye out on this bulletin for a list of participating organizations! Learn more at

Got a news item you’d like to share with Augusta’s art community? Let us know! Email Administration Manager Christina Berkshire at [email protected] with your information.