Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County Awarded Vibrant Communities Grant
Douglasville, GA, October 4, 2018 — Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County is thrilled to announce it has received a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA). These funds will support the Family ARTSventures! program for 2018 -2019. “We are proud to once again be able to award the Vibrant Communities Grant to 78 entities in 52 counties across the state,” said Georgia Council for the Arts Executive Director Karen Paty. “This grant program seeks to advance art projects that support non-profit organizations, government entities, colleges/universities, libraries and schools in their efforts to present cultural opportunities and arts experiences in their communities.”
The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded nearly $300,000 in funding. GCA received over 100 applications from libraries, schools, arts centers, cities, historical societies, community theatres, Boys & Girls Clubs and more. Executive Director Emily Lightner stated, “We are honored to receive this grant and to be recognized as an arts council that deserves funding for this incredible program that we are able to provide to the community at no cost.”
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County presents Family ARTSventures!, a FREE program of live performances for all ages. Along with local public schools, shows are hosted in partnership with the West Georgia Regional Library system at Dog River and Douglasville Public Library branches. Family ARTSventures! is designed to introduce performers to local public schools with free curricula-based programs. Another performance for the public at a local West Georgia public library follows each school performance. Each show is about an hour long, completely free and shares educational concepts through live entertainment for the whole family.
Following the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) precedent, the Georgia Council for the Arts used Peer Review Panels to adjudicate applications. These panels included fellow professionals who are experienced in the arts discipline or type of grant being reviewed; or are Georgia citizens with a record of involvement in arts activities, experience, and knowledge.
The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development whose mission is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts. GCA provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state’s cultural heritage, increase tourism and nurture strong communities. Funding for Georgia Council for the Arts is provided by appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Cultural Arts Center is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, located about 20 miles from Atlanta and just off I-20 (Exit 36). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm For more information, please call 770/949-2787 or visit our web site — www.artsdouglas.org.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL DOUGLASVILLE/DOUGLAS COUNTY
P.O. Box 2018
Douglasville, Georgia 30133
Phone 770-949-2787 Fax 770-949-5946