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ABH Article: Public art planning different for every city, consultant tells Athens audience

Written on August 30, 2015 at 7:21 am, by

This article by Jim Thompson was originally published on 08/28/15 in the Athens Banner Herald. “Don’t ask me what I think about Athens yet,” said Philadelphia-based urban designer and public art consultant Todd Bressi as his presentation to a crowd of several dozen people gathered in the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium wound down Thursday. Bressi,… 

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Public art planner to deliver a lecture on the importance of public art – Thursday, August 27

Written on August 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will present a lecture by Todd Bressi, public art consultant, on August 27 at 6 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Entitled “Transforming the City, One Community at a Time,” the lecture will launch the beginning of Athens-Clarke County’s public… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Administrative Assistant job opening

Written on May 11, 2015 at 4:26 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Administrative Assistant Job Description This is a contract position paid hourly at a rate of $15 per hour for a total of 8 hours per week for 4 weeks from June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 for a total of 32 hours or $480 total. The contract is renewable for additional six… 

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Commission Seeks Qualified Candidates for 3 Positions

Written on January 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking 3 qualified candidates to each fill a 3-year volunteer position. The mission of the ACAC is to: foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County community to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of… 

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Request for proposals for Public Art Master Plan

Written on January 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm, by

To begin the process to develop a Public Art Master Plan the ACAC has issued an RFP requesting a Public Art Master Planner. This Planner will develop a comprehensive work plan for the Master Plan, research, lead public engagement efforts to gather community input at multiple points in the process, and craft and present the… 

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Announcing the second annual Arts in Community Grants

Written on January 19, 2015 at 10:06 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces its second annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG). To promote creative placemaking in our community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites artists, local organizations and groups to apply for the Arts in Community Grant (AICG). Grants will be awarded based on particular criteria, including: level of community enrichment… 

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Family Fun and Art Day at the Athens-Clarke County Library

Written on May 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm, by

Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. – noon The Athens-Clarke County Library’s Family Day has a new twist this year! On Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library will team up with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) to celebrate summer reading and public art. The event will… 

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Art @ the Chamber: Out of the Vault – April 29 5:30-7:00 PM

Written on April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) and the Athens Chamber of Commerce announce Art @ the Chamber: Out of the Vault, Vol. 1, at 5:30pm on April 29 at the Chamber. The unveiling features Philip Juras’s Rock and Shoals Flatrock, painted in 2001 and purchased on behalf of Athens-Clarke County by Mayor Heidi Davison. The… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Expands and Welcomes New Members

Written on April 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm, by

The Athens Mayor and Commission approved 5 new members and one returning member of Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, on April 1 at its regular meeting, to provide leadership for public art in Athens. Previously the Mayor and ACC Commission have expanded ACAC from a 9- to an 11-seat body. The new members include Michael Lachowski,… 

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2014 Arts in Community Grants awarded

Written on March 31, 2014 at 10:01 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announced today the winners of the Arts in Community Grant program (AICG). Athens Celebrates Elephant Six Project and ARTSwap 2014 will each receive a $500 grant. Of the 26 requests for grant applications, the ACAC received 11 submissions. The submissions included individual artist public art works, arts education projects… 

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