The Greater Augusta Arts Council will host three information sessions for artists interested in applying for funds through the 2019 Porter Fleming Foundation Grants. The deadline for 2019 applications is February 1.
The Porter Fleming Foundation is once again accepting applications for their annual grant program. Individual artists and organizations residing in the CSRA are eligible to apply for funds. Counties included are Aiken (SC), Burke (GA), Columbia (GA), Edgefield (SC), and Richmond (GA). The deadline for applications is February 1. Click here for more information GRANT
Hooked on Augusta, a group of local textile artists, is looking for volunteers who crochet or knit at any skill level to help create public art installations known as ‘yarnbombing’ for the downtown Augusta area. They also seek donations of yarn from the community to defray costs of the installations. Sign up is online here.
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. The project is a collaborative effort to pay homage to the communities’ history, character, and future by several city organizations, in conjunction with the selected artists who will work with the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem communities to bring their creative vision to spaces in the area. The selected artists represent a variety of mediums, including visual and performing arts.
The tours for artists interested in applying for the Golden Blocks Project are scheduled for next week. Guided by the project’s artists mentors, the tours will familiarize artists with the Laney Walker/ Bethlehem community, where the Golden Blocks Project will be funding public art and creative placemaking. The tours will begin at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History at various times. No sign up is required, tours are free. The schedule is as follows