Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals for FY20 Grant Cycle

Forwarded courtesy of Councilmember Winslow:
The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts & Community Organization Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta's means of granting public funding to the arts and cultural activities, has opened its grant proposal 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 a proposal by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2019. Both general operating and project-based funding proposals 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 

The City of Atlanta added $1M to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' FY '19 budget, in the current grant cycle, CAS 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."

All new applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting proposals to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

For more details including workshop information, access to the application and guidelines, go to or contact Monica Prothro at

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