Vibrant Communities Grants support single art projects such as an art exhibit, a theatre production, a series of workshops for children, or an artist residency.
To help applicant communities identify qualified artists, GCA will add a supplement to the guidelines which lists Georgia artists and arts organizations with programs that could be covered by the grant. Organizations that apply for the Vibrant Communities Grant are not required to use artists on the list, but the list may help some communities find programs that would best serve their needs. Each community will contract directly with an artist, and that community is responsible for making all arrangements for the program and for payment.
Due to COVID-19 and potential restrictions on the size of in-person gatherings allowed during the time period in which programs funded by the FY21 Vibrant Communities grant may take place, the Georgia Council for the Arts is encouraging artists to be as flexible as possible in their program delivery. This year, the application asks artists to identify if their programs are available live and indoors, live and outdoors, live and online, recorded and online, and/or by other means. In addition, please be aware that rescheduling may be required for programs booked with Vibrant Communities grantees. GCA is being as flexible as possible with grantees in regard to their need to reschedule programs funded by the Vibrant Communities grant.
Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations, government entities, public libraries, schools and colleges/universities in counties in which no organization receives a Project, Partner, or Arts Education Program Grant.
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Lilly, GCA Grants Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (404) 962-4827, or Allen Bell, Arts Education Manager, at email@example.com
or (404) 962-4839.