Saturday, April 17, 2010

What can you do to help save Georgia Council for the Arts? — UPDATE

Posted By on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM

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When word got out last Wednesday that the Georgia Council for the Arts was facing elimination due to state budget belt-tightening, the local arts community sprang into action. In less than 24 hours an artists’ march on the Capitol had been planned for Mon., April 19 from 1-3 p.m. The march's Facebook event page already has accumulated more than 300 confirmed guests. Local arts community center WonderRoot will host a sign-making party tomorrow, Sun., April 18 at 4 p.m. Now, there's an online petition available for folks to sign. Currently, the petition has 145 signatures. The goal: 1,000.

Not sure exactly what the Georgia Council for the Arts is? Here's a mini-description from the petition site:

Georgia Council for the arts (GCA) is a state agency with the mission to provide access to the arts for all Georgians. The agency strives for 100% statewide coverage in the support of arts programming through grants, which are competitive applications for funding that are adjudicated by peers. The GCA provides a range of grants and funding opportunities for nonprofit arts organizations, individual artists, as well as acting as advocates for access to state art funding by underserved, small communities.

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