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.


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

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

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