GCA Is Accepting FY21 Vibrant Communities Grant Applications Through August 28th

Staff Report

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is accepting applications for the FY21 Vibrant Communities Grant through Friday, August 28, 2020. The Vibrant Communities Grant funds arts projects in Georgia counties in which no organization received a GCA FY21 Partner, Project, or Arts Education Program Grant. The complete list of eligible counties is available in the guidelines.

Vibrant Communities will fund programs such as performances, exhibits, residencies, workshops, murals, public art, and festivals, among other types of arts programs. Due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on arts programs during FY21, GCA has added online programs to the list of program types eligible for Vibrant Communities Grant funding. The grant is open to any nonprofit organization, local government entity, library, school, college or university located in an eligible Georgia county. Applicants may request from $1,000 to $5,000 and the grant requires a 50% cash match. The deadline to apply is August 28, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 

To accompany the guidelines, GCA has created the Vibrant Communities Artist List, a compilation of artists, arts organizations, and program examples that qualify as eligible Vibrant Communities Grant projects. Applicants are not required to use artists or arts organizations from the Artist List.

GCA offered a Vibrant Communities Grant applicant training webinar on August 4, 2020. A recording of the training webinar is available online

If you have questions about the FY21 Vibrant Communities Grant guidelines or application, please contact Allen Bell at [email protected] or 404-962-4839.