Projects

Call for Qualifications for Clayton Street Project

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position of public artist for TSPLOST Project #9 Downtown Transportation Improvements Program for Clayton Street. The selected artist will facilitate the development of a comprehensive and coordinated public art plan for the Project and carry… 

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A Seat In The Shade Poetry Series

The summer poetry series “A Seat in the Shade” kicks off this month with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia’s poet laureate. Hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, the weekly readings kick off Wednesday, July 11, and continue July 18 and 25. The final performance… 

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Southern Circuit Films Announced

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates + films for our Southern Circuit screenings (screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018 – Sadie October 21, 2018 – Man Made November 11, 2018 – Chasing Portraits February 24, 2019 – 306 Hollywood March 24, 2019 – Hale County This Morning, This Evening April 14, 2019… 

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Call for Artists: Bus Shelters!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites artists (or teams) to submit designs for bus shelter art that will be fabricated as part of a new bus shelter(s) within the Athens Transit System. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the local transportation system and… 

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Juneteenth Celebration @ West Broad Farmers Market

Join us this Saturday for the 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration! Juneteenth is an African-American holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in Texas and across the South. Each year the Athens Land Trust marks this occasion by hosting a Juneteenth celebration at the West Broad Farmers Market. This year, this event is a recipient of one… 

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Southern Circuit Dates

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates for our Southern Circuit screenings (films and screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018  October 21, 2018 November 11, 2018 February 24, 2019  March 24, 2019 April 14, 2019 For more information about Southern Circuit, click here. 


ACAC + Hot Corner To Receive NEA Grant

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has been awarded a $12,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is… 

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Harold Rittenberry Ribbon Cutting

Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration for the newest addition to the Lyndon House Arts Center’s campus, the Harold Rittenberry Sculpture Garden Installation. Saturday, May 5th, 2-3 PM


2018 Arts In Community Grant Winners Announced!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Arts in Community Grant competition. The West Broad Farmers Market, Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, and Parkview Homes Community Center (in affiliation with The University of Georgia College of Education) will each receive a $1500 grant. West Broad Farmers Market… 

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ACAC + Southern Circuit!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce their acceptance as a Screening Partner for the 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers collaborates with a network of Screening Partner venues and filmmakers to share the transformative power of independent film with people in communities across the… 

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