Art Grants Awarded

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The Greater Augusta Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded grants totaling $150,000 to 11 local arts organizations and $50,000 to 17 individual artists to help them recover from the pandemic.

Recipients include Augusta Symphony, Augusta Players, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, Augusta Mini Theatre Inc., Augusta Westobou Festival Inc., Barefoot Productions dba Creative Impressions, Dance Augusta Inc. dba Colton Ballet Company, Le Chat Noir, South Boundary, Storyland Theatre Inc., and Augusta Broadway Singers.

The organizations will use this funding to save jobs; fund operations, facilities, health and safety supplies; and for marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.

The individual artists will use the funds to create new original arts projects, including costs for project-specific materials, stipends to the artist creating the artwork, employees, and for contracted workers for time spent in creating/presenting the proposed artwork.