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Clayton Street Public Art Info Session

Written on January 15, 2021 at 10:11 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, SPLOST, and artist Eric Leshinsky will host a web presentation for proposed art along the downtown Clayton Street corridor, followed by a Q+A on January 20th from 6-7PM. After the presentation, community members are invited to comment or ask questions to the artist and ACC staff. If unable to attend, the… 

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ACAC Poet Laureate Application

Written on January 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

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

Written on October 12, 2020 at 2:04 pm, by

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

Written on September 30, 2020 at 10:48 am, by

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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Public Art Recommendations for the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission: An Open Letter

Written on September 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission decided to make our public art and public history recommendations to the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community an open, public statement. The Task Force is currently taking public comments until October 1, and we encourage you to make your own statements, whether that’s a full endorsement of our recommendations… 

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Athens Music Walk of Fame + Map

Written on August 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm, by

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!

Written on July 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

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

Written on July 13, 2020 at 9:27 pm, by

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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AICA:R Application Period Open through 8.7.2020

Written on June 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm, by

ACAC is delighted to offer a second round of 2020 Arts In Community awards, subtitled ‘Resilience’ to acknowledge the ACC Resiliency Package as the source of $85,000 additional funding to the ACAC’s awards budget. Fifty awards of $2,000 each will be distributed to artists and arts organizations residing in Athens-Clarke County. We thank ACC’s Mayor & Commission for appreciating the importance of the arts to… 

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2020 Arts-In-Community Award Recipients!

Written on June 25, 2020 at 1:31 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is proud to announce the winners of 2020’s Arts in Community Awards (formerly Arts in Community Grants): ATHICA, Canopy, Culinary Kitchen of Athens, Envision Athens and Nuçi’s Space. Each organization will receive $1,500. ACAC chose these five Athens’ organizations because they have earned well-deserved reputations as vital players on Athens’ cultural scene. The… 

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