The mission of Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts. GCA goals include:
- Economic Development: Use the arts to promote Georgia’s economic growth
- Community Impact: Support strong connections between artists, arts organizations and the public resulting in community connections and an improved quality of life
- Advocacy: Act as a catalyst for increased public awareness of the value of the arts and of Georgia’s rich cultural heritage
- Capacity Building: Invest in the sustainability and advancement of Georgia’s creative sector.
The Georgia Legislature allocated funds to GCA specifically to increase the reach of arts grants across the state. These grants are intended to fund arts programs in as many counties as possible. Some examples of projects that could be funded by the Vibrant Communities grant are concerts, theatre productions, class field trips, art exhibits, murals, art festivals, or art classes. GCA provides a list of artists
that your organization could hire through this grant.
The Vibrant Communities grant is a reimbursement grant. This means that if you are awarded the grant, you have to start spending money on the expenses and then request reimbursement. You will not receive the grant funds before you incur expenses.
An eligible applicant must be located in a Georgia county in which no organization received an FY19 GCA Project, Partner or Arts Education Grant. An eligible applicant organization must also be one of the following:
- A non-profit organization that has been designated a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS and is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State
- A local government entity (state and federal government entities are not eligible)
- A public library
- A school, college or university.
All applications must be submitted via GCA’s online grant application system
Sanaa Furqan, Grants Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (404) 962-4837