Atlanta accepting applications for arts grants

Atlanta’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities has opened its proposal submission process. CONTRIBUTED
Atlanta’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities has opened its proposal submission process. CONTRIBUTED

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services, the city of Atlanta’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, has opened its proposal submission process for the upcoming FY 2021 grant cycle, according to a press release.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the city of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should apply by 11:59 pm on June 15. Both general operating and project-based funding requests are accepted.

The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists.

“We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality”, states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta.”

First-time applicants interested in submitting a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding must complete the virtual workshop covering the submission process. The FY21 virtual workshop is available online at youtube.com/watch?v=bUqLjn0l11A&feature=youtu.be.

Information: Contracts for Arts Services Program Manager, Brittnee Buley, at bjbuley@atlantaga.gov.

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