February 2018 ACACC 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 …

Funding non-profits is good business

Published:  Savannah Morning News, January 8, 2018. 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 …

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 …

November 30 Coffee Hour Recap

On Thursday, November 30, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County (ACACC) hosted a coffee hour for the arts and culture industry.  It was well attended by representatives from various organizations and disciplines, the city, cultural affairs commissioners, and local journalists. The most pressing development discussed was the City …