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Arts Funding Taskforce Discusses Atlanta’s Cultural Future

The City of Atlanta recently added $1M to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ FY ‘19 grants budget. An Arts Funding Taskforce of Atlanta’s emerging cultural leaders was formed to map out strategies for equitable distribution of funds to small and midsized organizations and Atlanta’s underserved communities.
Over a two-day period in September, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs met with arts leaders and artists to identify potential projects and partnerships that will meet Mayor Bottoms objectives of equitable distribution and access to art and culture that can further engage our art community with national and international artistic experiences.  The work of the taskforce will continue over the next two months. 
Members of the taskforce include Chandra Stephens-Albright, Chris Appleton, Leatrice Elzy Wright, Christopher Escobar, Angela Harris, Jessyca Holland, Heather Infantry, Bem Joiner, Veronica Kessenich, Loli Lucaciu, Fahamu Pecou, Dantes Rameau, Lara Smith, and Malika Whitley.