Economic Statistics

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 heritage and 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.


Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia – Elijay

Without this grant, this project would never have been possible. The GCA grant offered us the opportunity to bring a world-class musician to Ellijay, GA for a once-in-a-lifetime performance that

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

AIR Serenbe – Chattahoochee Hills

As a small non-profit arts organization focused on reaching often under-represented groups, the call for funding has its hurdles. With the help of the award, we were able to focus