Georgia Council for the Arts
Georgia’s creative economy enhances the quality of life in our state, draws millions of tourists each year, revitalizes downtowns, contributes to Georgia’s booming film industry, supports lifelong education, and contributes billions of dollars to communities across the state. Our thriving creative economy makes Georgia not only an ideal place to do business, but also an incredible place to live and explore.
The creative industries in Georgia represent a combined $37 billion in revenue, including 200,000 employed with $12.1 billion in earnings, and $62.5 billion in total economic impact. The creative industries represent 5 percent of all employment and 4 percent of all business revenue in the state.
Arts & Culture Economic Impact in Georgia
GCA Impact Map
This map illustrates the impact of GCA on counties throughout the state of Georgia. Each marker represents a type of grant, program, or service delivered to the county in which the marker is located. In FY18, GCA directly and indirectly delivered support to 131 of the state’s 159 counties. A total of 3.9 million individual Georgians directly benefitted from the programs and services delivered by GCA’s grantees