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DEADLINE EXTENDED: OCA Releases Application for FY ’20 CAS Grant Cycle

Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta’s program for financial support of arts and cultural activities, has opened its application process for the upcoming FY20 Grant Cycle.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists based and producing work within the city of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should submit an application by midnight (12 a.m.) on May 3,  2019. Both general operating and project-based funding requests are accepted.

The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta.  Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:


The City of Atlanta added $1M to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ FY ‘19 budget, in the current grant cycle, CAS has awarded more than $2 million to artists and organizations.

“We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality”, states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta.”

First time applicants interested in applying for Contracts for Arts Services funding must complete our virtual workshops covering the application process. To start the process, click here.

Returning applicants can apply for Contracts for Arts Services funding by clicking here.

For more information including workshop dates, access to the application and guidelines, click here or contact Arts and Education Director, Monica Prothro, at