Guest speaker Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, will present the results of Augusta’s participation in AEP5 – an economic impact survey completed in 2016 that shows the impact of the nonprofit arts community to the local, regional, & national economy. He will highlight the contributions of the arts community in both Richmond and Columbia County counties, which – according to the results – generates 58 million dollars in direct economic activity.
6-8 pm. Proceeds benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
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.
October 17, 2017, the Porter Fleming Foundation and the Greater Augusta Arts Council will present a symposium on public art to engage the Augusta arts community and city stakeholders on the future of public art in Augusta. Special guest Patricia Walsh, the Public Art Programs Manager for the Americans for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker of this symposium, to be held on the campus of Augusta University.
Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers, Fine Arts and Crafts Market Vendors, Family Area Activity Sponsors, Performers, Global Village organizers, and all of those who came out to the festival to support the arts in Augusta, Georgia. You make each year of Arts in the Heart possible!