The mission of Georgia Council for the Arts is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts.
How we support artists
Georgia Council for the Arts believes that artists are the foundation of all arts based economic and community development successes in our state. While we are unable to provide direct grants to artists, we encourage artists to work with nonprofit and government entities on GCA grants to support their work. In addition, GCA maintains the Teaching Artist Registry and the Vibrant Communities Artist Registry as a means of promoting the work of Georgia artists to schools, libraries and communities across the state. In an effort to support the professional lives of working artists, GCA also regularly publishes calls for artists, residency and conference opportunities for artists on our Facebook page.
How we support arts organizations
GCA believes that the arts can transform communities, and our funding for arts organizations supports those organizations whose work demonstrates a significant benefit to the community. In addition, GCA provides research and economic impact data about the arts industry to inform messaging and promotes professional development and capacity building opportunities for the field.
How we support local goverment
GCA endeavors to not only support the arts industry in Georgia, but also to help local government connect with artists and arts organizations in meaningful ways that influence and shape economic development and cultural vitality. We provide local staff consultations, grant funding, artist lists, and resources and research on best practices in public art, arts education, arts and aging and many other relevant art topics.
Seven Stages – Atlanta
With support from Georgia Council for the Arts, 7 Stages produced quality performances that inspired the imagination, provoked dialogue and interaction, and spoke to the social, political, and spiritual themes of our age. In concert with productions, we implemented curriculum… Continue readin
JapanFest – Atlanta
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and with the mission to improve the understanding and appreciation of the bonds between Japanese and American culture in the Southeast United States, JapanFest would not be possible without the support of the Georgia Council… Continue reading “Japa
Andrew’s College – Cuthbert
Over 100 members of the community turned out for the Arts Around the Square to support Cuthbert’s local artists and students. Art exhibits in two historic buildings downtown abounded with the artwork of faculty, students, local artists, and visiting artists.… Continue reading “Andrew&
University of Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art – Athens
The GCA grant provided much needed general operating support, so that the museum could move forward with its plans for FY18. These included 16 temporary exhibitions, 11 long-term installations of the permanent collection, and 57 lectures, artists’ talks, gallery talks… Continue reading &ldq
Otis Redding Foundation – Macon
The funding the Foundation received from the GCA allowed the Foundation to build further programming at the Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts, offer scholarships and introductory sessions for young musicians to experience lessons and workshops at the the Center,… Continue reading “O
Okeefenokee Heritage Center – Waycross
We are so proud to have been chosen as a recipient for this grant. Thousands of people in our area have been effected by this show and the OHC during the development of this program. More people are coming to… Continue reading “Okeefenokee Heritage Center – Waycross&rd
Mary Willis Library – Washington
The GCA grant allowed us to purchase enough art supplies and projects to hold monthly workshops for kids and 3 nursing homes in our community. Without the GCA grant we would not be able to provide workshops to any of… Continue reading “Mary Willis Library – Washington”
Horizon Theatre Company – Atlanta
Funding from GCA allowed us to provide high-quality, professional programming for our 43,000+ diverse audience members from across the state, supporting eight full professional productions of contemporary plays that reached patrons from a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds…
Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council – Fitzgerald
The Train Mural is a part of a successful initiative to improve the look and feel of the Historic Downtown Area of the City of Fitzgerald, GA. The location of the mural is in the heart of the Historic Downtown… Continue reading “Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council – Fitzgerald”
Colquitt Miller Arts Council – Colquitt
Funding through GCA helps us keep our ticket prices low and allows to avoid charging participation fees to our casts, allowing us to continue with our Cotton Hall mission to “involve as many people as possible in a theatrical experience… Continue reading “Colquitt Miller Arts Coun