Founded in 2003 to meet the artistic needs of underserved
populations in downtown Augusta, Georgia, the Jessye Norman
School of the Arts has held true to its core mission, and it
has grown to become a place for creativity, education, and
self expression for all. In addition to the completely free after
school and summer programs for students, Jessye Norman hosts
a number of art and culture events throughout the year ranging
from professional art shows, music, dance, and theatrical performances, to homeschool
classes and community programming for children, adults and seniors at all skill levels.
Jessye Norman School of the Arts empowers students to become creative, caring, visionary, responsible citizens through the transformative power of the arts. Its many events and programs, now including classes offered on digital platforms, encourage and rely upon public engagement and support. Jessye Norman School of the Arts is supported in part by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the City of Augusta, by the Georgia Council for the Arts, and by a number of generous foundations… and most importantly, your contributions.