Greater Augusta Arts Council, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   34 reviews

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Location: PO Box 1776 1301 Greene St. Augusta GA 30903 USA

Mission: The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to advance the arts and thus, enrich the quality of life in Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area. From the youngest child to their great, great grandparents and every socioeconomic and ethnic background we are touching lives everyday. The smallest events are those that make us the most proud. The smiles of the children in our ArtScape Camp, the joy from the performers on the ethnic stage at Arts in the Heart or the elderly man taking his first painting lesson he has wished for since childhood. Our community is built one by one in diverse individuals making up the incredible region we call our home. The GAAC has been here for 40 years weaving the arts into our lives. The Greater Augusta Arts Council has a strong history in our community, and with your support, we can continue growing and expanding the vision of the arts community in the CSRA. Our wish for you is to become involved in and support the arts.
Geographic areas served: Central Savannah River Area
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EIN 58-6074146
706-826-4702 ext
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, I find that this is one of the best organizations to stay involved with. The small staff works miracles with all the events they run throughout the year. Not only have I made great life long friends but it is a wonderful way to stay in contact with all that the Arts has to offer. I would recommend to all near and far to come and visit and see the extraordinary events that GAAC is responsible for bring Augusta together.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every event they have organized.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the people that you meet and become involved with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic, focused and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

the sky is the limit!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Greater Augusta Arts Council makes sure the arts survive - and grow - in Augusta. I'm a recipient of a Grassroots Arts Grant which has allowed me to share my passion for ceramics with the residents of Hope House, a non-profit that assists women and children. The Greater Augusta Arts Council has grown our annual Arts in the Heart festival into a classy celebration that rivals any in any city. They lobby for the arts and for artists and keep us in front of the policy-makers. Two thumbs up.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly competent, enthusiastic and effective.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Greater Augusta Arts Council has been extremely successful in distributing funding to the arts organzations in our area for years. Their leadership and procedures insure that every group has a chance to plead their case for much-needed community funding. Their premier event, Westabou, has been a welcome addition to a busy arts fall calendar which features our family's favorite annual festival, Arts in The Heart of Augusta. Arts in the Heart is one weekend where all ethnicities gather to celebrate their heritage and the visual and perfoming arts. Where else can you enjoy cuisine from over 30 countries while taking in performances by local regional and national artists including dance troups, singers and songwriters, storytellers, visual artists, and so mcuh more! Our children absolutely love making their way through the Children's Area, participating in numerous crafts and activities designed especially for them. Being a former staff member, I realize that I may be a little biased, but having produced well over 100 world-class special events all across North America, I can assure you that this event is a must-see festival. It is one of the highlights of our year! So much so, that we even returned every year when we lived out of town just so we could share this experience with our kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Second to none! Everyone involved with this organization and festival rally together to create an atmosphere of hope and unity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

These folks do alot with a little- always the sign of a great non-profit. Especially excel at community events. Arts-In-The-Heart of Augusta is a jewel of September every year. And they they took on monthly First Friday downtown when it looked as if it would fall by the wayside. The Arts Calendar and radio arts show, bunches of other stuff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending events, going to meetings re the arts

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Can-do attitude of staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Hard working

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build (or get started on) a real performing arts center

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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