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Southern Circuit Dates

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm, by

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

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm, by

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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Our New Members!

Written on May 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Beatrice Brown and Jennie Cain. Beatrice Brown is a consultant with a background in science and social justice. As a biochemist and medical researcher in the field of cancer diagnostics, Beatrice traveled nationally and internationally teaching state-of-the art diagnostic, and biotechnology… 

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Harold Rittenberry Ribbon Cutting

Written on May 3, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

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!

Written on April 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm, by

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!

Written on April 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm, by

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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Art Decko Showcase @ Creature Comforts April 8th, 1-6 PM

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm, by

Promoting creativity in unexpected places, Art Decko is a public art project featuring nine large-scale, 4’x8’ paintings commissioned to decorate the College Avenue Parking Deck in downtown Athens. The project seeks to introduce visitors to several of the talented artists who call Athens home, all while beautifying a utilitarian space. Creature Comforts will host an… 

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Clayton Street Survey

Written on March 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is considering a public art project for the Clayton Street Improvement Project (TSPLOST #9) to enhance and attract people to the downtown district. Your input is important in helping to make this public art project one that visually represents and uplifts our community. This survey will only take a few… 

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Seeking New Commission Members!

Written on January 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill 3-year volunteer positions! 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 practices and policies… 

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2018 Arts In Community Grants!

Written on January 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our fifth annual Arts in Community Grants competition.  Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects, events, and activities that serve to boost the quality of local life, increase arts education and arts industry, and establish… 

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