24 Oct Augusta Art News 10-23-18
Golden Blocks Project seeks artists of all disciplines for public art in Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhoods
Artists who have an interest in the crossroads of art, history, and social change are encouraged to submit an application for the upcoming “Golden Blocks Project,” a project spearheaded by the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. The project will focus its efforts on creative placemaking in the areas of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhoods. Applications to be considered for the project will open November 1. This project is open to artists of all disciplines. Read more about the project here
Congratulations to local Recipients of Vibrant Communities grants from Georgia Council for the Arts
Congratulations to local recipients of Vibrant Communities grants provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts! Several local arts and cultural organizations were selected to receive grant awards for this year’s program. We are looking forward to seeing the projects they accomplish! Via Georgia Council for the Arts: “GCA received 100 applications from libraries, schools, arts centers, cities, historical societies, community theatres, Boys & Girls Clubs, and more. The Vibrant Communities Grant is available to organizations in counties that did not receive a FY19 Project, Partner, or Arts Education grant.” To read more about the Vibrant Community Grants Program, click here.
Local Organizations receiving FY19 Vibrant Community Grants
Columbia County Arts
SAIL Charter School
Harlem Arts Council
Activities Council of Thomson
Thomson McDuffie County Library
Arts Day Luncheon Speaker Lineup – Tickets on sale now
Thursday, November 8, 11:30-1pm at Sacred Heart Cultural Center
The annual Legislative Luncheon is now the Arts Day Luncheon! Renamed to align with Leadership Augusta’s Arts Day activities, this year’s events will feature speakers who will share updates about public art in the CSRA.
While much of the work for public art is accomplished behind the scenes, the Arts Day Luncheon speakers will shine a light on projects that are currently underway, and new work that is to come to the Augusta River Region.
Janice Allen Jackson, Administrator, City of Augusta – Public Art Progress in Augusta
Doug Duncan, Chair, Columbia County Commission – Columbia County’s Public Art Vision
Brenda Durant, Executive Director, Greater Augusta Arts Council – Creative Placemaking in Augusta Neighborhoods
Jay Markwalter, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus –
Arts Advocacy Efforts Across the State
City seeking artists for sculptures, RFQ open
PUBLIC ART NEWS: “The City of Augusta is accepting qualifications with the intent to contract with an artist(s) for a gateway sculpture. The purpose of the request for qualifications is to evaluate a professional artist(s) ability to perform the design, construction and installation of the first Gateway Sculpture.
The selected artist or artist team will work with the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department and the Public Art Advisory Panel to further develop and finalize their proposed concept.
Please contact the Procurement Department at 706-821-2422 for specification details.”
VIEW THE FULL RFQ FOR “Design/Construction of a Gateway Sculpture” ONLINE AT AUGUSTAGA.GOV/681/ARCBID
Augusta Photo Festival exhibit now on display at City Gallery