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FY2019 Project Grant

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits, Agencies, Libraries,
and Schools for Arts Exhibits and Events

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Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA)

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Deadline Date:

02/13/18 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, public libraries, and organizations within IHEs for arts programming. Funding may be requested for one-time events and series of events. All projects must include a public component.

Examples of projects include festivals, exhibits, classes, and production series. Projects with multiple components must show that there is a cohesive thread and singular goal that ties the elements together.

Each year, Project Grants are awarded to all types of organizations, from large to small, urban to rural, classical to contemporary, and first-time applicants to those that have applied for many years. All types of organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Any program funded by a GCA grant must take place at a location that is physically accessible to all Georgia citizens.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177543

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request no more than $7,000 and no less than $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Programming may take place and be completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All eligible applicants must be located in Georgia, registered with the Georgia Secretary of State, and must have completed all requirements of any previous GCA or state of Georgia grant. Performing arts groups organized as non-profits will be eligible to apply if a majority of the group’s members live in Georgia.

Eligible applicants must be one of the following:
-A nonprofit organization registered with the IRS
-A government entity
-A public library
-A school
-An entity within a college/university that: has its own community advisory board; receives at least 20% of its income for the project from outside the college/university; is not an academic department within the college/university; and manages its own budget.

Please note: GCA will accept applications from parent organizations, but not fiscal agents. GCA defines a parent organization as one with which an applicant has a long-term, legal relationship, and the parent organization has the ultimate fiduciary responsibility for the organization. A fiscal agent is an organization which allows an applicant to apply for funding using the fiscal agent’s non-profit status, but which does not have a legal, binding, long-term relationship with the applicant nor does it have fiduciary responsibility.

Not Eligible:
-Organizations with fiscal agents
-Nonprofit organizations that do not have their own IRS 501(c) status

Projects may not include programming that promotes a specific religious doctrine or political party or candidate.

Projects may not include programs that are exclusively by or for students if the applicant is a school or

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be an online training webinar on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 10:00 AM.

To register, go to:

A recording of this webinar will be available at after January 18.

Pre-Application Information:

Projects require a one-to-one cash match in the budget.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2018 at 11:59PM.

Please Note: GCA staff will not be available to assist with questions or to resolve technical issues after 5:00 PM on February 10, 2017. GCA strongly encourages applicants to submit the application well in advance of the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Tina Lilly, Grants Program Director
(404) 962-4827

Georgia Council for the Arts
75 Fifth St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

People with disabilities requiring information in a different format, please contact:
Sanaa Furqan, Accessibility Coordinator
Georgia Council for the Arts
75 Fifth St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308


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USA: Georgia