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Georgians for the Arts

  • Georgia Governor Kemp Proclaims October 2022 as Georgia Arts and Humanities Month
    Arts and Humanities Month celebrates access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in the arts, offering opportunities for local leaders to show their support of the arts, and raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

Arts Action Center

  • Arts Action Alert: Congress to Address Arts Funding in November
    Georgia Arts Action Alert! Urge your Senators to accept the higher House-set funding level of $207 million each for the NEA and NEH for FY 2023. In addtion, urge your House Representative to stand strong on the $207 million allocation voted on by the House of Representatives earlier this year to fund the NEA and NEH FY 23 budgets.
  • Support HB 1330 The Georgia Music and Jobs Recovery Act
    Support HB 1330 The Georgia Music and Jobs Recovery Act a bi-partisan bill currently in the State House. The Goal of HB 1330 is to update the original Musical Investment Act to encourage growth of Georgia’s music industry, create and sustain jobs and increase awareness of Georgia as a leading state for music and theatrical productions.
  • 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?
  • Support HB 821 / Georgia Taxpayer Option To Make Contributions to Georgia Council for the Arts
    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.

State Advocacy

  • Support HB 1330 The Georgia Music and Jobs Recovery Act
    Support HB 1330 The Georgia Music and Jobs Recovery Act a bi-partisan bill currently in the State House. The Goal of HB 1330 is to update the original Musical Investment Act to encourage growth of Georgia’s music industry, create and sustain jobs and increase awareness of Georgia as a leading state for music and theatrical productions.
  • Support HB 821 / Georgia Taxpayer Option To Make Contributions to Georgia Council for the Arts
    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.

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  • Chatham County Proclaims October 2022 as Arts and Humanities Month
    Arts and Humanities Month celebrates access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in the arts, offering opportunities for local leaders to show their support of the arts, and raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
  • Savannah Mayor Proclaims October 2022 as Arts and Humanities Month
    Arts and Humanities Month celebrates access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in the arts, offering opportunities for local leaders to show their support of the arts, and raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
  • Georgia Council for the Arts Town Hall Series
    In the creation of a strategic plan for 2017-2022. Since that time, the world has radically changed. In order to make sure that GCA is changing to address the issues that our artists, arts organizations, cities, schools, libraries, etc. are facing now, we are asking for your input as we start to plan GCA’s post-COVID work.
  • Arts on Fire
    In 2017, the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County created its first public art initiative in a community where there was no public art. The purpose of public art is not only to enrich the community and improve our quality of life through its ability to enrich an environment, but also to ignite the imagination, encourage thought, and to prompt discourse.
  • Savannah Mayor Proclaims October as Arts and Humanities Month
    Arts and Humanities Month celebrates access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in the arts, offering opportunities for local leaders to show their support of the arts, and raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
  • Chatham County Proclaims October as Arts and Humanities Month
    Arts and Humanities Month celebrates access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in the arts, offering opportunities for local leaders to show their support of the arts, and raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

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Georgia Artist Spotlight

Georgia 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 …

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