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.


Albany Civil Rights Institute – Albany

In 1961-1962, the eyes of the nation were focused on Albany as the century-long struggle of African Americans in southwest Georgia to claim their civil and human rights came to

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

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