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ACAC Seeking New Members

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking two 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 (ACC) community and to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission in many areas of ACC… 

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New Public Art Coming Soon

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces two upcoming public artworks in Athens-Clarke County (ACC), funded by the ACC SPLOST: “Phyllotaxis”, by local sculptor Joni Younkins-Herzog to be installed on the Whitehall Roundabout and “Heron Sighting” by local mosaic artist Krysia Ara to be installed in Dudley Park. Younkins-Herzog’s “Phyllotaxis” (top image) will be a… 

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Arts In Community Resilience Award Recipients

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the 50 awardees of our 2020 Arts In Community Resilience Awards, funded as part of the Athens-Clarke County Resiliency Package. Each awardee receives $2,000 to support their proposed project. These funds were distributed to local artists or organizations to complete creative projects in Athens-Clarke County… 

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Seeking Feedback for Clayton Street Public Art

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, SPLOST, and artist Eric Leshinsky hosted a web presentation for proposed art along the downtown Clayton Street corridor, followed by a Q+A on January 20th from 6-7PM. They will be seeking feedback until February 2021. Watch the full presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxyG-2rU8nU&feature=youtu.be After watching the presentation, please let us know what you… 

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ACAC Poet Laureate Application

Athens-Clarke County announces the creation of a Poet Laureate program funded and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC). ACAC is currently seeking applicants. Application deadline: March 2, 2021. ACAC views the Poet Laureate position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets, poetry, and literary arts in our community and beyond…. 

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Call for Art: Greenway

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail construction project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected… 

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ACAC Public Art Selection Panels

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking community members to participate in upcoming public art selection panels. Selection panels review, evaluate, and select from submitted proposals for Athens-Clarke County-funded public art commissions. Each panel typically meets once to select art for a specific project. Meetings usually take place on a weekday at 6:00 p.m. and… 

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Athens Music Walk of Fame + Map

Athens is a community known worldwide for its creative and diverse music scene, with a rich musical heritage dating from the nineteenth century. To recognize the contributions of the artists who have helped make Athens a destination for music fans, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces the launch of the Athens Music Walk of… 

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Join Athens Creative Registry!

We are delighted to be sharing the news of an Athens Creative Registry. Another effort to support the arts community! If you or someone you know is a local creative, please email “athenscreatives@gmail.com” with your name and contact information. Athens-Clarke County Economic Development has teamed up with CREATE Athens and a variety of other local… 

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Call for Public Art – Dudley Park

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit their proposals for consideration in the picnic shelter and restroom facility area at Dudley Park, Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s)will work with the ACAC and government staff to create an artwork that compliments the park’s environment. Proposals due by 8.30.20. Full criteria and proposal… 

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