NEW: FY20 City Arts Grant Applications online now! Deadline: August 9, 2019. Details below.

Each year the City of Augusta allocates funding to the Greater Augusta Arts Council to regrant to nonprofit, arts-based organizations. By doing so, Augusta’s city leaders recognize the importance of the arts and the need to sustain and financially support a wide variety of artistic disciplines and expressions.

Funding through the annual Arts Granting Program enables arts organizations to:
  • Provide programming and educational opportunities throughout Augusta-Richmond County
  • Promote Metro Augusta as a cultural destination
  • Build the capacity and stability of Augusta’s Arts and cultural organizations and legacy
  • Enhance the economic development of the city
  • Share arts programs and activities with under-served audiences

 FY20 City Arts Grant applications open now

The FY20 City Art Grant Applications are now open. The deadline will be August 9, 2019 at 5:00pm. Send all materials to Information for both new and returning applicants, including final report forms on previous grant funds, is at the link below.

Application Review Panel & Grading Rubric

Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism. The Review panel is made up of arts professionals, community leaders, business experts and artists. Are you interested in joining the City Art Grant review panel? Email your resume to

Applicants are now permitted to view the grading rubrics for the panel members rating their applications. Click the links below to view-

Art Works – General Operating – FY19 grading rubric

Art Challenge – Project – FY19 grading rubric


Last year, 17 organizations were awarded grants from the City Art Grant program. They are listed below, alphabetically. Click on their name to be taken to each organization’s website to learn more.

Augusta Ballet

Augusta Choral Society

Augusta Concert Band

Augusta Mini Theatre

Augusta Players

Barefoot Productions

Colton Ballet Company of Augusta

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Imperial Theatre

Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Morris Museum of Art

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Storyland Theatre, Inc.

Suzuki Strings of Augusta

Symphony Orchestra Augusta