The arts industry in Georgia encompasses more than 17,000 businesses and 100,000 workers who provide artistic and cultural entertainment for Georgia residents and millions of tourists who visit each year. With the help of The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), arts organizations in Georgia can grow revenue, create jobs in the arts, increase audience attendance, enrich community identity, and educate Georgia residents and tourists about the arts. Grant funding for the arts, as well as access to statewide programs and services for the arts industry, is available through the GCA.
Arts organizations and individual artists in Georgia can:
- Apply for Operating Support Grants that support an arts organization’s operational budget for the entire fiscal year
- Apply for Project Grants that support individual arts programming, productions or events
- Submit applications for grant funding through the Georgia Council for the Arts e-GRANT SYSTEM
- Register for the Touring Artists Roster, an online directory of panel approved, Georgia-based groups and individuals who have demonstrated artistic excellence and the ability to entertain audiences in culturally diverse settings
- Access the State Art Collection, an extensive and vibrant chronicle of more than 600 pieces of high quality art including paintings, pottery, weaving, woodworking and more
- Students can participate in the Poetry Out Loud scholarship contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation
GRANTS FOR THE ARTS IN GEORGIA
The Georgia Council for the Arts has awarded more than $18 million in grant funding to the nonprofit arts industry over the last five years, enabling arts organizations and artists to generate more than $858 million in revenue. Grant applications are highly competitive. Awards are not based on need, but on merit and on the applicant’s artistic excellence, organizational capacity and community impact. By adjudicating applications this way, the Georgia Council for the Arts ensures that state and federal resources are utilized to support well-executed arts and cultural programs and productions.