OCA Seeks Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts and Community Organizations

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, has opened its proposal submission process for the upcoming FY ’21 Grant Cycle.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the City of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should apply by 11:59 pm on July 1, 2020 (Deadline Extended). Both general operating and project-based funding requests are accepted.

The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:

  • Major Arts Organizations
  • Arts Organizations
  • Community Cultural Development Organizations
  • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s) and Neighborhood Organizations
  • Individual Artist Projects
  • Emerging Artist Award

“We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality”, states 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.”

First-time applicants interested in submitting a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding must complete our virtual workshop covering the submission process. To access the FY21 virtual workshop, click here.

Returning and new respondents can submit a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding consideration by clicking here.

For more information including the virtual workshop, access to the application and guidelines, click here or contact the Contracts for Arts Services Program Manager, Brittnee Buley, at bjbuley@atlantaga.gov.


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