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FY2020 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:

02/06/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, public libraries, and universities and colleges for an arts project. Funding is intended for one-time events and series of events. All projects must include a public component. Examples of projects include an art exhibit, a theater production, a series of workshops for children, or an artist residency. 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:

The maximum request is $6,000 and the minimum request is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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 college/university.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An online training webinar took place on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM.

A recording of the webinar is available here:

Pre-Application Information:

Projects require a one-to-one cash match of the requested amount.

The deadline for applications is February 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

Grant review panels will take place April - June. All applicants will be invited to listen to their grant being reviewed. Grant announcements will be in July. All applicants, including those that are not funded, will be notified by email.

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

Applicants may submit only one FY20 Project Grant application.

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Contact Information:

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

Submit grant application 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