AUGUSTA ARTS GRANTS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s City Arts Grants. Each year, the City of Augusta Richmond County allocates funds for distribution to local arts nonprofits, a process that the Arts Council administers. Through this program, Augusta’s leaders act in the best interest of the community, recognizing the importance of the arts to our quality of life, economic development, tourism, and more in Augusta, Georgia.
Funding through City Arts Grants enables arts organizations to:
- Provide programming and educational opportunities throughout Richmond County
- To promote Metro Augusta as an arts destination
- To build the capacity and stability of Augusta’s arts and cultural organizations
- To enhance the economic development of the city through the arts
- To share arts programs and activities with underserved audiences
This year, seventeen organizations received grants. Fourteen were awarded Art Works General Operating grants andthree were awarded Art Challenge special project grants. Therefore, on behalf of the City of Augusta, the Greater Augusta Arts Council announces with pleasure the 2017 Arts Grant recipients.
FY18 City Art Grant Recipients
Augusta Choral Society
Augusta Concert Band
Augusta Mini Theatre
Barefoot Productions (Creative Impressions)
Colton Ballet Company of Augusta
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, Inc.
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
Morris Museum of Art
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 interests and assures fairness and professionalism. The review panel was made up of business leaders, city officials and community members who were tasked with rating organizations based on stringent guidelines regarding professionalism, proven fiscal responsibility, and strength of purpose. These ratings were used to determine the award amounts. The Board of Directors of the Greater Augusta Arts Council then voted to approve the recommendations from the review panel and the organizations were notified of their award. Awards are only given to arts-based nonprofit organizations located and programming in Richmond County. Organizations interested in applying for a 2018 grant may find more information at www.augustaarts.com/city-art-grants
Greater Augusta Arts Council :: PO Box 1776 :: Augusta, GA 30903
The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors of Augusta and the CSRA by advancing a vibrant cultural arts agenda.