Senate District 4 Communities Eligible for Arts Grants

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

It was announced by Sen. Jack Hill (R – Reidsville) that every county in the Fourth Senate District is eligible to apply for a “Vibrant Communities” Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

The “Vibrant Communities” Grant is funded by the Legislature and is specifically intended for small communities to support their efforts to deliver arts programming. The grants require a 50 percent cash match and grants are limited to $5,000 but no less than $1,000.

Timing is essential for these grants as applications must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2017. These arts grants can be used for projects such as: theater, dance or music performances, art exhibits, workshops, readings, murals, sculpture, in-school student programs, arts festivals, and transportation and admission for field trips.

The applying group can be a 501 (c) 3 IRS organization registered with the Secretary of State or a local government, public library, school or college. Fourth Senate District counties that are eligible include Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans and Tattnall. Projects must be completed by June 1, 2018.