2018-10-25 / Front Page

City receives GCA’s Vibrant Communities grant for music fest.

The City of Washington has received a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) providing funds for the development of a music festival. Further details will be reported as they are made available.

“We are proud to once again be able to award the Vibrant Communities Grant to 78 entities in 52 counties across the state,” said GCA Executive Director Karen Paty. “This grant program seeks to advance art projects that support non-profit organizations, government entities, colleges/universities, libraries, and schools in their efforts to present cultural opportunities and arts experiences in their communities.”

GCA received 100 applications from libraries, schools, arts centers, cities, historical societies, community theaters, Boys and Girls Clubs, and more. The Vibrant Communities Grant is available to organizations in counties that did not receive a FY19 Project, Partner, or Arts Education grant.

Following the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) precedent, the Georgia Council for the Arts used Peer Review Panels to adjudicate applications. These panels included fellow professionals who are experienced in the arts discipline or type of grant being reviewed; or are Georgia citizens with a record of involvement in arts activities, experience, and knowledge.

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