Georgia’s Art Organizations Honored

By Tina Lilly
Tina Lilly is the grant program director for Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia’s amazing arts organizations have received national recognition.  The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded grants totaling $437,000 to 20 Georgia arts organizations.  These grants will fund exciting projects such as a public art series in Atlanta to honor the heroines of civil and human rights movements to the Savannah Music Festival, which presents three weeks of the world’s best musicians.

The Marcus Roberts Trio performs at the 2015 Savannah Music Festival

The Marcus Roberts Trio performs at the 2015 Savannah Music Festival

Organizations in all parts of the state and of all sizes were honored, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra for performances for rural schools in southwest Georgia and the Madison Morgan Cultural Center for their annual Chamber Music Festival.  Other honorees include:


  • Atlanta Chinese Dance for an original production exploring Chinese ethnic cultures
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra for a sensory-friendly concert in partnership with Autism Speaks
  • Clarkston Community Center for programs featuring work by Clarkston’s traditional artists from immigrant communities
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a new composition entitled “Frankenstein Symphony” about novelist Mary Shelley
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

These projects, from all over the nation, will make a difference in their communities,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu. “We know from experience as well as through hard evidence that the arts matter and these projects will provide more opportunities for people to learn, create, and experience the value of the arts in so many different ways.


Learn more about Georgia Council for the Arts grant programs by visiting GAarts.org.



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