Georgians for the Arts

Featured News

  • Show Support For Arts and Humanities Month
    October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • 2021 GA Economic Impact Fact Sheet Released
    The Arts Action Fund released an updated “Why the Arts Matter in Georgia” Fact Sheet for 2021. The Fact Sheets summarize the full impact the arts have on Georgia; it serves as an excellent advocacy tool to share with supporters and policy-makers throughout the state.

State Advocacy Campaigns, Events, Petitions, and Surveys

  • Partners Wanted: AEP6 Information Session / Sept. 29
    Georgians for the Arts is seeking partners throughout the State of Georgia to help with the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) research project led by Americans for the Arts.
  • Poll: Would you purchase a “Support The Arts” Georgia license plate?
    The Georgia Legislature approved legislation for the production of a license plate highlighting the arts and to provide financial benefits to the Georgia Council for the Arts. If a “Support The Arts” license plate was available, would you purchase it?
  • New Option For State Tax Refund To Support GCA
    During the upcoming 2022-23 Georgia legislative session “H.R. 821: Georgia taxpayers to make certain voluntary contributions to Georgia Council for the Arts”, a bi-partisan bill, will advance through the House of Representatives and, ideally, be taken up by the State Senate. This legislation will give you, the Georgia taxpayer, the option to donate all or part of your state tax refund to benefit the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Federal Advocacy Campaigns, Events, Petitions, and Surveys

  • Support the Creative Economy Revitalization Act!
    CERA is a $300 million dollar program that will mitigate creative worker displacement, stimulate local creative workforce growth, strengthen connections for local creative small businesses and networks, create a pipeline for new creative jobs, enrich communities, increase access to culture, and invest in creative workers and local economies harmed by COVID-19.
  • Support Arts Education!
    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) lists the arts and music—alongside reading, math, and a host of other subjects—in the federal definition of a “Well-Rounded Education”. Senate report language described the arts as “dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts, and other arts disciplines as determined by the State or local educational agency.”
  • Cosponsor the WORK NOW Act
    The WORK NOW Act is a targeted, pandemic-recovery bill to help organizations retain their employees, scale their service delivery, and put newly unemployed people back to work serving their communities by infusing $50 billion into the nonprofit community across the country to get people back to work and make sure nonprofits are able to meet the needs of the populations they serve.
  • Cosponsor the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act
    In March 2020, Congress enacted a $300 charitable deduction for cash gifts from nonitemizers for 2020. Since then, the amount of charitable giving—especially of gifts less than the $300 cap—has seen a significant increase. According to data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), individual giving in 2020 increased 7.3 percent, compared to 2019, and the number of donors increased by 10.6 percent.

Featured Member News

  • Greater Augusta ArtsCity Festival / Sept. 17-19, 2021
    ArtsCity Festival is a mini version of the popular Arts in the Heart Festival and will be held on September 17, 18, 19, 2021 in Augusta, GA. ArtsCity Festival will still offer great music on two stages, over 80 juried fine artists booths and ten international food booths with authentic …

Artist Spotlight

Organizational Spotlight

  • Alexis Smith Thomason (Covington, Newton County)
    The Artist known as Alexis Smith Thomason (formerly Mieke) became interested in art at the age of four. Her mother brought her a set of Prang Watercolors after she showed precocious tendencies in art when she was a child—and she has been painting ever since! She spent a great deal …
  • Savannah Jazz Association (Savannah, Chatham County)
    For 39-years, the mission of the Coastal Jazz Association (DBA Savannah Jazz) has been: To promote, present, preserve and perpetuate the art form known as Jazz through a series of community and regional events, programs, and activities. In carrying out this mission, Savannah Jazz will: Encourage the development of jazz …

Other GA4Arts News

  • Senator Kelly Loeffler / Voting Record
    The Arts Action Fund’s Congressional Arts Report Card is a one-stop guide to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box. We’ve used metrics and analysis based on previous congression voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses.
  • Senator David Perdue / Voting Record
    The Arts Action Fund’s Congressional Arts Report Card is a one-stop guide to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box. We’ve used metrics and analysis based on previous congression voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses. The post Senator David Perdue / …
  • Arts Advocacy Regional Roundtable – Acworth
        Fortunately and with a bit of good timing, ArtsGeorgia and Acworth Cultural Arts convened a Community Arts Advocacy Roundtable at the ACA office in downtown Acworth on Saturday, March 7 ahead of the recent pandemic shutdown. The purpose of this roundtable was to launch a new series of …
  • Arts Advocacy Regional Roundtable – Savannah
    by Kristopher Monroe     Arts advocacy isn’t always as sexy and fun as organizing a splashy music festival, a lively theater production, or a compelling visual art opening. But advocacy is an indispensable element of the undergirding infrastructure that supports the arts, particularly at the local level. The advocacy …
  • Arts Advocacy Regional Roundtable – Macon
     by Julie Wilkerson On Monday, September 16, ArtsGeorgia and the Macon Arts Alliance hosted the first in a series of regional Arts Advocacy Roundtables at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon for a discussion about local, state and national arts advocacy related topics. The local arts and business …
  • Arts Advocacy Roundtable – 2019
    ArtsGeorgia convened the 2019 Arts Advocacy Roundtable along with our co-hosts, C4 Atlanta, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Chatham County and the United Arts Front at the Woodruff Arts Center in June 2019. This latest roundtable included advocates from Atlanta, Columbus, Decatur, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville, Rome and Savannah, plus …
  • Arts Advocacy Roundtable – 2018
    ArtsGeorgia convened the first Arts Advocacy Roundtable at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) in June 2018. Representatives from Georgia’s arts and culture nonprofits with active advocacy programs from the Atlanta-Metro area, and from as far away as Savannah were at the table. Members from ArtsGeorgia, C4 …

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