Thursday, August 7, 2008

Atlanta Artists and Arts Organizations Invited To Apply For Funding Through Contracts for Arts Services

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2008/2009 Contracts for Arts Services program is currently accepting applications. For over 30 years, the Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services program has contributed over $13 million to support Atlanta’s thriving artistic community. The Contracts for Arts Services program awards contracts related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta. “We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality”, states Camille Russell Love, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artist’s and arts organizations in Atlanta.”

WHAT: 2008/2009 Contracts for Arts Services program awards grants to individual artists, art organizations, and community organizations.

Applications will be accepted in the following five categories from arts and cultural organizations and practicing, professional artists for projects in the City of Atlanta:

Major Arts Organizations
Arts Organizations
Community Cultural Development
Artist Projects
Emerging Artist Award for Theater

WHEN: Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on
Friday, September 5, 2008

Applications are available at

To qualify for funding, artists must be residents of the City of Atlanta, and organizations must be headquartered within Atlanta city limits and have 501 (C) (3) IRS tax-exempt status. Detailed information and guidelines are available on the website to explain the categories, criteria, and instructions for application submission. For more information or assistance please call 404-817-6849 or email to

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