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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 A-CC 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 A-CC’s Mayor & Commission for appreciating the importance of the arts to… 

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New: Mayor & Commission increase funding for AICA awards

Written on June 5, 2020 at 12:40 pm, by

Introducing 3 New ACAC Commissioners

Written on April 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm, by

We are delighted to introduce these three new ACAC Commissioners: Madeline Bates Supported by her creative family with specialties in engineering, music, technical theatre design, historical preservation, and more, Bates came to Athens in 2011 to study Art History at the University of Georgia (B.A. 2015). While studying for her degree, she joined the opening… 

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Play On, Athens!

Written on September 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is collaborating with the Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on an exciting project that combines music and visual art, “Play On, Athens!” Inspired by similar programs nationwide, “Play On, Athens!” invites local artists to paint pianos (donated by community members and the Athens Area Habitat… 

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Hot Corner Mural Information

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm, by

Many of you have noticed the new mural on Washington and Lumpkin Streets in Downtown Athens. The mural titled Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy was created by Miami based Elio Mercado along with Athens artist, Broderick Flanigan. Funding for this project was provided by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission with matching funds from an Art… 

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Jackson Street Art Walk — SPLOST 2020

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is excited to announce that our proposal for the Jackson Street Art Walk project was approved as one of the SPLOST 2020 projects! This project will provide funding for capital improvements for street and pedestrian improvements to establish pedestrian‐oriented promenade(s) showcasing permanent and temporary artworks, to create a new cultural… 

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Classic City Wax Volume 1 & LatinxFest Grantees

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced its 2019 Arts In Community grant recipients earlier this year: Classic City on Wax Vol 1, Athens Rising, and LatinxFest. Classic City on Wax: Vol 1 is a vinyl compilation with an all-star line-up of Athens-based hip-hop artists.  This project will be Athens, Georgia’s first vinyl compilation focusing exclusively on… 

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Cooperative Extension Service Center + Fire Station #2 Artists Selected

Written on May 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm, by

Concept drawings of Hale/McCarron’s “Origins” and Hussey’s “Hero’s Path”    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for two new SPLOST-funded public art projects on Cleveland Road. Athens-based artists David Hale and Peter James McCarron will create a sculptural work, “Origins,” for the new Cooperative Extension Service Center. Aaron… 

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Photos: Trail Blossom Unveiling

Written on August 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm, by

Photos by Gerald Alderman:

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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