MEMBERSHIP for 2018

  • $25, Individual memberships
  • $50, Organization/Business memberships

CULTURAL EVENTS
Now through February

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for NON-PROFITS, CITIES, ARTISTS

funding for the arts

2018 Guidelines and Applications for Fulton County arts & culture funding are now available.

DEADLINE for applications is December 8, 2017. Applying is easier than ever with an online application.

Funding is awarded to all sizes of non-profit organizations, to municipalities, and to individual artists.

First-time applicants (or applicants not-funded in 2017) are required to complete training. Workshops are over, but NEW - online training is available.

Find details and the full
2018 Contracts for Services Guidelines
HERE

ARTS & CULTURE ECONOMIC IMPACT

Does Arts & Culture have an economic impact on an area ?

A national study by the Americans for the Arts has been released for the Atlanta region. The study shows the extent that nonprofit arts & cultural organizations drive the economy.

  • The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $719.8 million industry in metro Atlanta. 
  • This spending supports 23,514 full-time equivalent jobs
  • and generates $64.5 million in local and state government revenue.

Joan Compton of the Fulton County Arts Council and the Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek participated as a panelist at the November 13th Forum on Arts & Economic Impact held at the Fox Theater.

Read more about the report and its findings.
Vew the full report for the Metro Atlanta region Arts & Economic Prosperty 5

NEW Public Art from Johns Creek Beautification's Art Spot

At their November 27th meeting, the Johns Creek City Council voted to approve a recommendation for public art for the Bell-Boles roundabout.

The piece will be a commissioned mixed-metal sculpture by Eric Strauss, a nationally known artist who grew up in the Shakerag area. The concept for the sculpture is a contemporary interpretation of a horse emerging from a base of leaves and vines, with an approximate size of 13x13 feet.

Beautification Johns Creek's Art Spot will raise the funds to commission and purchase the work, then donate it to the City.

With the City Council's approval, Art Spot can engage the artist and begin a fundraising campaign. It's expected the fundraising and creation of the large sculpture could take 18 months.

See the Public Art Board's Recommendation for this sculpture (includes more about the artist and a concept doodle).

JOHNS CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL

Thanks to all who visited the CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE at the JOHNS CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL October 21-22

The Cultural Arts Alliance tent was an active place where members of the Cultural Arts Alliance had tables to showcase their programs and services. A new activity area of the tent provided 8 hours of free live music, art demonstrations, and crafts. Read more

See photos!

Thanks to the City of Johns Creek and SPLASH for providing a large tent for the Cultural Arts Alliance!!!

Johns Creek City Council supports Performing Arts Feasibility Study

At the August 21st Johns Creek City Council Meeting, the Council voted to approve the allocation of the 2017 Hotel/Motel tax with an ammendment to include up to $50,000 for a Performing Arts Center feasibility study.

View the meeting video. It was a long meeting, so use the video index to watch the Public Comments when several advocated for the feasibility study funding and view Agenda Action Item 5, which shows the Council's discussion and vote.

Thank you, Mayor and City Council for your support of the arts in Johns Creek!


"A Report on the Cultural Arts Community in and near Johns Creek, Georgia"
Prepared for the Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek by the Johns Creek Visual and Performing Arts Center Task Force