Annual Arts Award Nominations Open Now

Annual Arts Award Nominations Open Now

The Greater Augusta Arts Council announced today that?nominations are now open for the 2017 Arts Awards. Community members are encouraged to submit names of individuals, corporations, and sponsors who have supported the arts and made a difference in the Augusta River Region through their work.

The Arts Awards were established to recognize outstanding talent, exceptional initiative and leadership within Augusta’s vibrant arts community. A committee of arts and business leaders will select winners from among the nominees in five categories. These categories are:


The Volunteer Award is given to an arts volunteer (must be associated with the arts organization in an unpaid capacity) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support an arts organization. Examples: leaders of performing/exhibiting groups; community arts advocates; community arts organizers; arts event organizers; organization assistants

Arts Professional

This award is given to an individual who has achieved exemplary administrative or educational achievement in the arts community of the River Region via his or her professional job as an organization?s teacher, leader or administrator. Examples: Directors of organizations; arts instructors; arts promoters; arts workers; development personnel; grant writers; other types of employees of arts organizations

Individual Artist

This award recognizes exemplary artistic achievement in any arts discipline by a professional or semi-professional artist in the River Region. This winner is one who is dedicated to excellence and growth in their field and achieves recognition above and beyond the River Region. Examples: Visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, choreographers, set designer, couturier


The Media award is given to a newspaper, television station, radio station, magazine or individual that has demonstrated extraordinary support for community arts activities by providing outstanding media coverage of the arts community.


A business/individual honored in this category provides significant financial support for the arts.


Click below for more information, past winners, and the nomination form

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