About the Awards: The Annual Arts Awards were established to recognize outstanding talent, exceptional initiative and leadership within Augusta’s vibrant arts community. 6 awards are distributed to winners, these include awards for: Arts Professional, Individual Artist, the Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award, Media, Sponsor, and Volunteer. The descriptions for each award are on the following page.
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 to 6 the categories. A committee of arts and business leaders, as well as former winners, will select honorees from among the nominees in each category. The awards and more details for suitable nominees are listed below.
The Annual Meeting and Arts Awards Dinner hosted by the Greater Augusta Arts Council will take place Thursday, June 20, 6-8pm at the Foundry. Tickets will be available soon.
The Deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Annual Arts Awards is 5pm on May 20. More information, past winners, and the nomination form for the 2019 Annual Arts Awards can be found at augustaarts.com/annual-arts-awards.
Greater Augusta Arts Council 2019 Annual Arts Awards Categories
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
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
Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award
Recipients of this award could include: an individual artist who has created public art pieces that provide a new way for us to experience the city, donors and/or sponsors who have financially supported or commissioned the creation of public art, organizations that are championing the cause of public art, or any other individual/entity that exhibits commitment to and leadership in public art initiatives in Augusta.
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
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
The Greater Augusta Arts Council also presents the President’s Award, which is selected by the president of the Arts Council Board of Directors in order to recognize outstanding work in the arts in Augusta.
NOMINATE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS AT AUGUSTAARTS.COM/ANNUAL-ARTS-AWARDS. DEADLINE MAY 20.