Athens commission taking applications for community arts grants

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission recently announced the fifth annual Arts in Community Grants competition.


To promote creative place making in the area, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is inviting local organizations, groups, and artists to apply for an Arts in Community Grant to support a public art project, event, or art activity in Athens-Clarke County.

Proposed activities should contribute to the livability of the Athens through arts and culture. Grants will be awarded based level of community enrichment through the arts, contribution to the local identity, accessibility, and quality or artistic merit. Projects may involve any art form, including performance, visual arts, events, and technology. Grant funds may be used as matching funds for a greater project.

Applications are due by March 7. Late submissions will not be considered.

Grantees will be notified by April 1, and funds will be released by May 31.

A final report will be required at the completion of the art project. This report will need to include documentary photos and a narrative discussing the successes of the granted project. All awarded works must be completed by Dec. 30.

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