Strategic Plan & Annual Reports

GCA’s Strategic Plan

In the Spring of 2017 GCA began 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.  A series of regional conversations were held throughout the summer to engage the general public in the planning process and capture Georgian’s visions for how we best harness the power and potential of the arts in Georgia to build strong, vibrant communities.   We are grateful to all who participated, from a wide and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, expertise and participation levels.  We are also grateful to the Georgia Municipal Association for partnering with us on these events and helping us to engage so many individuals from local governments in the conversations, and Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA for facilitating the process.  

2018-2022 Strategic Plan >


The first draft of GCA’s new strategic goals are now available for your thoughtful review and feedback.  The plan is in many ways a continuation of the work that began with the 2013-2018 plan, the first written as a division of the Department of Economic Development, which set the foundation for GCA’s current portfolio.  With this set of goals GCA hopes to advance the work the agency believes it is most equipt to do in order to grow recognition and support for the vital work that artists and arts organizations are doing throughout our state.   Let us know your thoughts.  Survey closes on March 7th.

GOALS: First Draft Survey Results >

In the Summer of 2017 GCA initiated a statewide survey of arts perception, participation and general feedback to inform GCA’s next plan.   The survey closed in June of 2017.  An overview of responses can be found by clicking on the link below. 

Create Georgia Survey Results >

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

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


Georgia Department of Economic Development Annual Reports >

Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2019 Impact Map >

Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2018 Impact Map >

Download the Georgia Council for the Arts FY2017 Impact Map >

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 >