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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Release of Grant Program Guidelines
Posted Date: 1/20/2017 11:00 AM
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News Release

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Release of Grant Program Guidelines

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs released the application guidelines for the 2017 Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) program. Each year, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awards contracts to organizations and local individual artists producing work in the City of Atlanta under the CAS program. 

The CAS program provides contracts 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:
  • Major Arts Organizations;
  • Arts Organizations;
  • Community Cultural Development Organizations;
  • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s) and Neighborhood Organizations;
  • Individual Artist Projects; and
  • Emerging Artist Award.
“We realize that the presence of art from local artists and organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality and identity,” 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.”

Workshops covering the application process will be held in various locations throughout the city on January 25, January 28, February 7 and February 8. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. All new applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting proposals.

During the 2016-2017 year, CAS awarded 79 grants totaling $1 million to four artists and 75 organizations.

For more information about the program, application process and workshops, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs website at

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs vision is to enhance the quality of life through arts and culture, and to contribute positively to the social and economic health of Atlanta and the region. Their mission is to promote rich, diverse and educational cultural experiences; nurture artists and arts organizations; unify Atlanta’s cultural community; preserve and protect the city’s cultural heritage; andexpand Atlanta’s international reputation as a cultural destination. For news and information follow them on Facebook and visit their web site at

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