Artist Award

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 designers, couturiers.


Arts Professional Award

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.


Media Award

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.


Sponsor Award

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


Volunteer Award

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.


Kath Girdler Engler for Public Art Award

Recipients of this award could include: an individual artist or artist team 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.


President’s Award

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.