NEW: FY21 City Arts Grant Applications available online May 1 – July 20*, 2020. Details below.

*note: The deadline has been extended to July 20th.

Each year the City of Augusta allocates funding to the Greater Augusta Arts Council to regrant to nonprofit, arts-based organizations. By doing so, Augusta’s city leaders recognize the importance of the arts and the need to sustain and financially support a wide variety of artistic disciplines and expressions.

Funding through the annual Arts Granting Program enables arts organizations to:
  • Provide programming and educational opportunities throughout Augusta-Richmond County
  • Promote Metro Augusta as a cultural destination
  • Build the capacity and stability of Augusta’s Arts and cultural organizations and legacy
  • Enhance the economic development of the city
  • Share arts programs and activities with under-served audiences

FY21 City Arts Grant applications will open May 1, 2020

The FY21 City Arts Grant Applications will open on May 1, 2020. The deadline has been extended to July 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Send all materials to Information for both new and returning applicants, including final report forms for previous grant funds, are linked below:

FY21 City Arts Grant – General Operating APPLICATION

FY21 City Arts Grant – Project APPLICATION

For returning applicants who were awardees in FY20, you must complete and return the Final Report materials:

FY20 City Arts Grant – General Operating FINAL REPORT

FY20 City Arts Grant – Project FINAL REPORT

Application Review Panel & Grading Rubric

Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism. The review panel is made up of arts professionals, community leaders, business experts and artists. Are you interested in joining the City Art Grant review panel? Email your resume to

Applicants can view the grading rubrics used by the panel members rating their applications. Click the links below to view-

FY21 scoring sheet – general operating – City Arts Grants

FY21 scoring sheet – project – City Arts Grants


Last year, 14 organizations were awarded grants from the City Art Grant program. They are listed below, alphabetically. Click on their name to be taken to each organization’s website to learn more.

Augusta Choral Society

Augusta Chorale

Augusta Concert Band

Augusta Players

Augusta Symphony

Colton Ballet Company

Creative Impressions

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Imperial Theatre

Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Morris Museum of Art

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Storyland Theatre, Inc.

Westobou Festival