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Add your voice to the visioning process for how we can work together to amplify and empower the role of the arts throughout the state. Take the survey to inform GCA's next strategic plan.


GCA's Strategic Plan

In the Spring of 2017 GCA will begin work on our new strategic plan, a document that will serve as a relevant and inspirational guidepost to carry our work in support of the arts forward.  We invite you to join us for a series of regional conversations to inform that plan and share your vision for how we best harness the power and potential of the arts in Georgia to build strong, vibrant communities.   Participation is sought from a wide and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, expertise and participation levels.  Add your voice to the visioning procecss for how we can work together to amplify and empower the role of the arts in economic development, community development and education throughout the state.  (Click on the date to register)


Participate in the statewide survey by clicking on the link below.  The first question will tailor the rest of the survey to your area of expertise.   One-on-one meetings and focus groups will also be scheduled throughout the Spring and Summer.  Check back here and follow us on FaceBook for more details.  THE SURVEY WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 12, 2017.



Take the Create Georgia Survey



Create Georgia Events 

April 10, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brenau downtown Center

301 Main Street, SW

Gainesville, GA 30501



May 2, 2017

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dublin Carnegie

311 Academy Ave

Dublin, GA 31021



May 3, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LaGrange Art Museum

112 Lafayette Parkway

LaGrange, GA 30240



May 18, 2017

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dad's Garage

569 Ezzard Street SE

Atlanta, Georgia 30312



*GCA Council/Staff Planning Retreat*

August 4, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Click here for Agenda and Minutes








Current Plan


Download the Georgia Council for the Arts 2013-2018 Strategic Plan


The current plan, 2013 -2018,  is a reflection of the priorities of the state and its arts industry. Seven regional meetings in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Savannah and Tifton were held over the course of 2012 to gather perspectives from local officials, the arts community, and interested stakeholders. The collective feedback and input garnered from those sessions were used to identify statewide and local needs and to develop strategies that have guided the Council's activities in four primary areas: economic development, community impact, advocacy, and capacity building.


As presented in the strategic plan, the mission of Georgia Council for the Arts is direct and succinct: "To cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia Communities through the arts." In addition to the mission statement, the plan includes guiding principles as well as clearly defined values and goals that will assist in strengthening and sustaining the arts industry in Georgia.


Georgia Council for the Arts sincerely thanks everyone who participated in the community forums and offered ideas and suggestions (you can read a summary of what we learned here). Your support was, and continues to be, invaluable as vital contributions to the successful achievement of our shared goals.




Annual Reports



Download the GDEcD Annual Report


Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2016 Impact Map


Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2015 Impact Map


Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2014 Impact Map