Fulton County Awards $1.62M in Grants to Nonprofits & Artists

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved $1.62 million in funding through the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture Contracts for Services Program (CFS). The funding was approved to provide support for 137 nonprofit organizations and individual artists. The contracted services include programs, events and activities proposed to occur between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. 

The Contracts for Services funding program provides unrestricted general operating and project support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, arts and cultural organizations, cultural institutions, colleges and universities, individuals artists as well as units of government that produce or present ongoing arts programming for the public, in person or virtually.

“Fulton County’s creative collective is comprised of internationally and nationally renowned institutions and artists,” said Lionell Thomas, Director, Fulton County Arts and Culture. “Our continued investment and partnership serves as a major catalyst for the rich cultural resources in our community for all to enjoy. The Department of Arts and Culture is thankful to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for their support for the arts and their generous funding of the CFS Program.”

CFS applicants are reviewed and awarded using the following competitive evaluation criteria: artistic merit, service to the community and field, organizational effectiveness, and accessibility. Contractors are reviewed through a five-tier evaluation process inclusive of staff review, peer panel advisory professionals representing all artistic categories, allocations budget committee, Arts Council and final approval by the Board of Commissioners. The organizations that were awarded funding are projected to serve more than four million people in Fulton County.  Click here for a list of grant recipients: https://bit.ly/FCAC-2020Grants.