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
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Impact Stories
Community Impact Stories

Peeples Elementary School – Fayetteville

Thanks to the GCA grant we received, we were able to bring in many artists and performers who provided quality cultural and artistically rich programming at our week-long event. We

Paint Love – Atlanta

The support from the generous GCA grant allowed us to accept more partners than we had originally anticipated as well as helped us grow in our goal toward increasing longterm

Out of Hand Theatre – Atlanta

The GCA Partner Grant had a hugely positive impact on the implementation of Out of Hand Theater’s programming. Without this funding, we would have had to limit the scope of

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