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OCA Seeks Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts and Community Organizations for FY ’22 Grant Cycle [Deadline Extended]

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, is now accepting proposal submissions for the FY ’22 Grant Cycle.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the City of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities now have until by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021 to apply for funding. 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:

Major Arts Organizations

Arts Organizations

Community Cultural Development Organizations

Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s) and Neighborhood Organizations

Individual Artist Projects

Emerging Artist Award

“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 submitting a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding must attend one of three virtual workshops covering the submission process. The virtual workshops will be held July 8, July 15, and July 22, 2021, at 10:00 AM via Microsoft Teams. Check back here for additional information and a link to access the virtual workshops.

Returning and new respondents can submit a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding consideration by clicking here.

For more information including the virtual workshops, access to the application and guidelines, click here or contact the Contracts for Arts Services Program Manager, Brittnee Buley, at bjbuley@atlantaga.gov.