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 leaders, recognize the importance of the arts and the need to sustain and financially support a wide variety of artistic disciplines and expressions.

Applications for this year’s (FY18) City Art Grant program are now open. Deadline: July 28, 5pm.

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 underserved audiences


FY18 City Art Grants  Applications Open Now


Last year (FY17), 16 organizations were awarded grants from the City Art Grant program. They are listed below, alphabetically.

Augusta Choral Society

Augusta Concert Band

Augusta Mini Theatre

Augusta Players

Barefoot Productions

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Imperial Theatre

Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Morris Museum of Art

Colton Ballet Company of Augusta (Formerly Dance Augusta)

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Storyland Theatre, Inc.

Suzuki Strings of Augusta

Symphony Orchestra Augusta


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.

To sign up for announcements for the City Art Grant Program, sign up using the form below.