The City of Atlanta announced that the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has awarded its 2017 Contracts for Arts Services grants.
For 41 years, the Contracts for Arts Services program has supported Atlanta’s cultural community by awarding contracts for the production, creation, presentation and exhibition of artistic work in the city, as well as the managerial support of Atlanta-based artistic and cultural services.
“We recognize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta. I offer my congratulations to all the artists and organizations receiving grants this year, and look forward to seeing and experiencing the artwork they produce.”
Each year, contracts are awarded in four major categories: individual artists, arts organizations, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations. This year’s grants totaled more than $1 million and were granted to four individual artists, 61 arts organizations, nine community organizations, and five neighborhood organizations in the City of Atlanta. This year’s grant recipients include:
- Theatrical Outfit for Season of Hope, a series of four musicals and two plays; Hammonds House Museum for Kids Eye View children’s programming; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights for the World Folk Music Festival; Voices of Note for six concerts and free performance tickets to senior citizens, at–risk youth and disabled individuals; artist Lauren Stumberg for a mural project in Old Fourth Ward; and West End Neighborhood Development for Music in the Park.
A full list of grant recipients can be found at http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=contracts-for-arts-services.