Artists, Writers and Scholars Program

Georgia Sea Grant strives to strengthen artistic voices, and enhance Georgia’s profile as a place where artists, writers and scholars can live and thrive while offering fresh perspectives on our coastal resources. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline 
May 31, 2021 

Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars (AWS) program will support artists, writers, and scholars in the humanities to produce professional-quality art and literature that increases awareness of Georgia’s coastal, ocean and marine environments, improves understanding of Georgia’s coastal communities, or helps document history, culture, or heritage of Georgia’s coast. Creative projects that could be supported by this program include paintings, graphic art, sculpture, musical compositions, photography, poetry, science fiction, film, and digital media. 

Georgia Sea Grant will award 3-5 grants that range from $1,000 to $5,000. These grants will be awarded directly to artists and writers.


Artists, writers or scholars who live in Georgia and whose work is related to Georgia’s coastal, ocean and marine environments will be eligible for funding consideration. 

Georgia Sea Grant encourages applications from individuals from historically marginalized groups, including Black or African-American, American Indian, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+ and individuals with disabilities. 

Guidelines for Submitting Applications

Georgia Sea Grant uses a web-based system called eSeaGrant (eSG) that allows preparation, submission, and management of applications online. Mandatory registration is required before the pre-proposal submission process. Applications that are not submitted via eSG will not be considered.

Prior to submitting an application, the prospective applicant must complete a one-time registration process in the eSG. It can take as long as two weeks to complete the registration process so it is critical to begin as soon as possible before the pre-proposal due date.

Instructions on how to register to use the system and how to upload your proposal to the eSG system will be available soon. For immediate questions, email


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