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Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County

Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County

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  • Arts and Economic Prosperity in Georgia
    Georgians for the Arts is seeking partners throughout the State of Georgia to help with the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) research project led by Americans for the Arts. As a partner with Georgians for the Arts, research fees are discounted by up to 50% off independent research reports. Arts advocates know the arts provide numerous benefits, however, the economic impact of the arts resonates best with policymakers and the budgets they control. To that end, every arts advocate should have the best economic research available to make the case for better public policy. Our goal is …
  • Amphitheater at Tom Triplett Park
    Chatham County is building an amphitheater! Chatham County is designing, installing, and operating its first outdoor amphitheater scheduled to open in 2023. It is early in the design process, but the amphitheater and surrounding area are expected to have a parking capacity of 300, with an additional 200 nearby, and an audience capacity of 900-1,500. To assist in the process, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County hosted an online Roundtable Discussion.  It was an opportunity to hear from you, the arts and culture community that would consider using the facility. This Roundtable Discussion is in partnership with …
  • State Tax Refund Contributions To GCA
      On March 23, 2021, the Georgia House of Representatives submitted for the 2022-23 Georgia legislative session H.R. 821 providing Georgia taxpayers the option to donate their tax refund to support Georgia Council for the Arts. Current contribution options include Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund, Georgia Fund for Children and Elderly, Georgia Cancer Research Fund, Georgia Land Conservation Program, Georgia National Guard Foundation, Dog & Cat Sterilization Fund, Saving the Cure Fund, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen Program, Public Safety Memorial Grant. Contact your Georgia State Representative and let them know you want them to sign on as a …
  • 2021 GA Economic Impact Fact Sheet Recently Released
    Share the 2021 Fact Sheet with your supports and government representatives and show them the arts mean business. This post was originally published on this site

Other ACACC News and Updates

  • Meet Jason Buelterman, Chatham County Commission Chairman Candidate
    Following up to the Sunday, November 1 Savannah Morning News’ ‘Jason Buelterman aims to build ‘good relationships’ in his run for Chatham Commission chair, Jason was asked to respond to his vision of how arts and culture should be positioned in Chatham County.  In response, he shared: If elected as Chairman, what role do you …
  • Meet Chester Ellis, Chatham County Commission Chairman Candidate
    Following up to the Sunday, November 1 Savannah Morning News’ ‘Community pastor’ Chester Ellis shares the story behind his bid for Chatham Commission chair, Chester was asked to respond to his vision of how arts and culture should be positioned in Chatham County.  In response, he shared: I fully support the Chatham county arts community. …
  • Meeting with Chatham County’s Legislative Delegation
    In advance of the State of Georgia’s legislative open session, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County and Georgians for the Arts met with the delegation to present some “ask” to help advance or further the arts and culture within the State.  In addition to a number of back up materials originating from Americans …
  • Arts policy plays role in election
    The election cycle brought an increased number of opportunities for candidates to share their vision, accomplishment, priorities, and platforms.  This year for the first time, voters had the chance to hear from candidates and their arts and culture platform. Given the platforms and the outcomes of the election, one could construe perhaps a close correlation. …
  • 2019 Arts and Culture Candidate Questionnaire
    Through a collaborative effort between Rob Hessler, Executive Director, Bigger Pie Arts Advocacy, Kristopher Monroe, Vice-Chair Savannah-Chatham Historic Site & Monument Commission, Gretchen Hilmers, Social Media Coordinator, ARC Savannah, and Peter Roberts, Location Gallery, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County is pleased to provide you the Arts and Culture Candidate Questionnaire Responses for the 2019 …
  • Georgia’s Arts Funding Pathetic
    Referring to the Editorial of July 10, I must disagree with the notion about Georgians paying close attention to national rankings, such as child and family well-being featured in the article. It seemed that few noticed the State of Georgia ranking last in per capita arts funding.  Georgia was 50 out of 50 when the …
  • February 2018 Update
    It has been awhile since the last communication, but the time is overdue to update you on recent activities and to get the wheels moving again to advance the arts and culture industry in Chatham County. Advisory Council Wanted In short, ACACC needs to assemble an advisory council.  There are activities to plan for the …
  • Funding non-profits is good business
    Following up to Kristopher Monroe’s article Savannah Chatham budgets must reflect community’s cultural values, and after the City’s budget has been adopted, I believe it prudent to see the conversation steered away from intrinsic cultural values to government’s role in job development and economic impact regardless of the business model.  There should be no discounting …
  • City Council Speech – 2017
    City of Savannah, City Council Meeting, Thursday, December 7, 2017 https://savannahgovtv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=11H0E89ZuLJK (Start at 1:54 during the Budget’s 1st Readings for an industry-wide response to arts and culture funding) Transcript: Mr. Mayor.   City Council. Happy holidays to you and your families. My name is Patrick Kelsey, and I represent the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham …

From Georgians for the Arts

  • ArtsCity Festival – A Mini-Arts in the Heart on September 17-19, 2021
    ArtsCity Festival is a mini version of the popular Arts in the Heart Festival and will be held on September 17, 18, 19, 2021 in Augusta, GA.ArtsCity Festival will still offer great music on two stages, over 80 juried fine artists booths and ten international food booths with authentic cuisine by our local cultural groups. …
  • Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival (March 27 & 28)
    This weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of the award-winning Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival presented by Ingles Market. The “40 and fabulous” themed festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, 2021 at the Georgia International Horse Park..The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the largest …
  • National Arts Action Summit April 4-9, 2021
    Still considering whether or not you should attend the virtual 2021 National Arts Action Summit, the largest national arts advocacy collaboration? Here are five reasons why you should register today: Thanks to the continued commitment from this year’s organizational partners—and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing …
  • “Celebrating Georgia’s Creative Talents” Art Competition
    On January 13, 2021, Georgians for the Arts will open up state-wide registration for the art competition “Celebrating Georgia’s Creative Talents.” All Georgia-based artists may submit in the area of visual arts, literary, video, and music. Select artists will have artwork featured in Georgia’s Arts Advocacy Week online magazine, a …
  • 2021 Annual Georgia Arts Action Summit & Arts Advocacy Week
    Georgians for the Arts presents the 2021 Georgia Arts Action Summit, which will be held virtually Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8, 2021, is a two-day digital event bringing together arts advocates from every corner of the State of Georgia.   The event provides grassroots arts advocates training led by …
  • Senator Kelly Loeffler / Voting Record
    The Arts Action Fund’s Congressional Arts Report Card is a one-stop guide to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box. We’ve used metrics and analysis based on previous congression voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses.

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