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[Grants & Programs Offered in Georgia and Beyond]

Jul 2017

Grants & Programs Offered in Georgia and Beyond

There are many grants & residency programs available for creatives and artists. We have collected this information and made it easy for you to find.  


Contracts for Arts Services

The Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) program is the City of Atlanta’s means of granting public funding to the arts.  CAS awards contracts related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and management of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta. The program recognizes that the presence of artists and non-profit organizations involved in the arts are critical to Atlanta’s cultural vitality. The arts enrich the creative development of the city’s diverse populations and contribute positively to the social and economic well being of Atlanta and the region.

The Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP)

CCHP is the Artist-In-Residency program of The Creatives Project (TCP). They are dedicated to supporting the day-to-day lives of creative individuals. Understanding the financial stresses associated with pursuing a career in the arts, it is their mission to offer creatives various levels of support while nurturing the arts eco-system through arts education service.

Georgia Council for the Arts

Vibrant Communities Grant

FY18 Vibrant Communities (VC) Grant guidelines will be available in July, 2017.  VC grants will be available for eligible organizations in counties in which no FY18 Project, Partner or Arts Education Grants are awarded.  FY18 Project, Partner and Arts Education Grants will be announced at the beginning of July.

Vibrant Communities Artist List

To help applicant communities identify qualified artists, they will add a supplement to the guidelines which lists Georgia artists and arts organizations with programs that could be covered by the grant.  Artists and arts organizations may apply to be added to the list.

Arts Education Program Grant

In an effort to put greater emphasis on arts education in Georgia and to align GCA’s arts education funding with the Governor’s Arts Learning Task Force Recommendations, in FY17 GCA launched the Arts Education Program Grant. Grants are for $1,500-$5,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.

Georgia Humanities

Georgia Humanities supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations seeking to foster connections between people and ideas. Through a competitive process, they award grants to such cultural, civic, and educational entities as museums, libraries, universities, and historical societies for a range of projects, including walking tours, exhibitions, author talks, lecture series, and literary festivals.


Hambidge encourages applications from creative minds representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Visual artists, writers, poets, scientists, ceramicists, musicians, choreographers, chefs and beyond.

Hudgen Prize

With a generous and coveted cash award of $50,000 as well as a solo exhibition for one talented Georgia Artist, the Hudgens Prize is one of the largest awards given to an individual artist in the entire nation. Open to entrants 18 and up, the Hudgens Prize visual arts competition is intended to elevate the arts in our state and to offer a transformational opportunity to one Georgia artist.

Idea Capital Atlanta

Idea Capital pools resources from throughout the arts community to provide direct monetary support for Atlanta artists, performers and cultural producers.  The more tax-deductible donations they receive, the more grants they can award.  Since 2008, Idea Capital has awarded grants totaling over $60,000 to over 70 Atlanta-based artists working in diverse disciplines.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) organizes major exhibition of work by the artists of Georgia.


MINT offers an Annual Juried Exhibition for emerging artists. Featuring a new juror yearly, the exhibition seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States.


Targeting artists at pivotal stages in their professional careers, the Walthall Artist Fellowship is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year. Specifically, by providing artists with the necessary resources, community-base, and networks, the Fellowship empowers selected artists to significantly advance and define their careers. Artists of a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Application is competitive; attendance of all events is mandatory. Please consider this commitment when applying.

In/Out of Georgia

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

Art Works

To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Challenge America

To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Creative Writing Fellowships

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency has been established in memory of ArtSlant’s Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in artists and writers, and she had a deep connection with the city of Paris. This residency, which offers artists and writers the opportunity to create work in Paris, has been created in Georgia’s memory.

Research: Art Works

Awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.

South Arts Southern Prize

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program will be open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Translation Projects

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

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