About Georgians for the Arts
Georgians for the Arts (GA4Arts), a 501c4 established in 2019, has the mission to provide vision, leadership, and resources that ensure the growth, prosperity, and sustainability of arts and culture in Georgia.
GA4Arts is supported exclusively from Georgians and Georgia-based arts and culture organizations.
GA4Arts advances its mission through year-round arts and culture advocacy activities, year-round programs for artists, and the networking of artists, arts educators, local arts organizations, and business leaders, all working towards a better Georgia.
GA4Arts is a member of the Americans for the Arts State Arts Action Network.
The 501c4 assumed the advocacy activities started and supported by ArtsGeorgia in 2013.
ArtsGeorgia, an event sponsor, is a nonprofit arts service and advocacy organization founded in 2010, dedicated to advocating and providing resources for the arts with vision, innovation, consistency, and leadership. ArtsGeorgia implements its mission by providing essential advocacy resources, publishing newsletters and the ArtsGeorgia Official Arts Advocacy Handbook, creating the Georgians for the Arts initiative, and producing the annual Arts Advocacy Roundtable. ArtsGeorgia participates in local, regional, and national arts advocacy organizations, including seven years as a National Partner of Americans for the Arts’ Arts Advocacy Summit.
Other programs include expanding SpaceFinder Georgia, developing ArtsGeorgia PLACES as a statewide arts directory, and collaborating with Etchster to provide the Find Georgia Public Art app.
Patrick A. Kelsey, President & CEO
Board of Directors
Patrick A. Kelsey, President
Julie Wilkerson, Vice President
Waduda Muhammad, Treasurer
Abbey M. Matye, Secretary
Priscilla G. Smith
Proud Member Of
State Arts Action Network
The State Arts Action Network includes 53 members from 42 states, including the District of Columbia.
Members independently lead their state’s arts policy initiatives and gather together to share best practices and advise Americans for the Arts’ State & Local Government Affairs team on key policy initiatives.