Impact of the Arts in Georgia

Georgia communities are successfully using the arts as a part of their local economic development efforts. The creative industries in Georgia represent a combined $29 billion in revenue, including 200,000 employees earning $8 billion in wages. Georgia’s creative economy not only contributes to the state’s bottom line, but also draws millions of tourists each year, adds significantly to the quality of life and vitality of every community, and represents the bulk of Georgia’s rich cultural identity. Our thriving creative economy contributes to Georgia being not only an ideal place to do business, but also an incredible place to live and explore.
Georgia’s Creative Economy
Arts and Economic Development
“Right Here in Georgia” Video
Impact Stories
Community Impact Stories

The Wren’s Nest – Atlanta

By preserving the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours, and student publishing and preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris, the Wren’s Nest serves as a valued educational

Atlanta Opera – Atlanta

Funding provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts was allocated to general operating support, the most difficult type of support to secure. GCA funding helped The Atlanta Opera fill

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