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Paradise Garden Foundation Receives Grant From The Georgia Council For The Arts

ATLANTA, July 8, 2019 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipients of its Partner, Project and Arts Education grants for fiscal year 2020. One hundred and thirty-five organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding. Funding for operating support (Partner Grant) was awarded to 73 organizations across the state, support for arts projects (Project Grant) was awarded to 20 organizations, and 42 organizations received the Arts Education Program Grant.
Funds awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts include appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“The grants awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts represent critical partnerships between the arts organizations and artists in communities throughout the state to advance access to and the impact of arts programs in communities throughout Georgia,” said GCA executive director Karen Paty. “The commitment to community and the execution of high quality arts programs demonstrated by all of our grant applicants overwhelms our peer review panels each year. And while we are not able to fund each applicant, it is evident that organizations across the state are offering exceptional arts programs in support of education, community development and economic development. The staff and Board of GCA celebrate that work in all 159 counties, whether or not we are financially able to support it.”
Georgia Council for the Arts uses Peer Review Panels to adjudicate applications following National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) precedent. Panelists are GCA Council members and fellow professionals who are experienced in the arts discipline, familiar with the type of grant being reviewed, or are citizens with a record of arts activities, experience, and knowledge. Grant recipients include theaters, dance companies, museums, cities, colleges and multi-discipline arts entities. A complete list of fiscal year 2020 grantees can be found here.
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The complete list of fiscal year 2020 winners are:

FY20 Grant Awardees
Project Grants:
Abel 2, Inc.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Arts Connection
Americus Sumter Arts Council
AthFest, Inc
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
Averitt Center for the Arts
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
City of Savannah
Cook County Family Connection
Crosswalk Ministries USA, Inc.
Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities
Main Street Toccoa
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc.
Monroe Walton Center for the Arts
Savannah VOICE Festival
Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment
The Essential Theatre, Inc.
Valdosta State University
Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus
Partner Grants:
Actor’s Express
AIR Serenbe
ArtsBridge Foundation, Inc.
Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services
Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta Photography Group Inc.
Atlanta Printmakers Studio
Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Augusta Symphony
C4 Atlanta
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
Columbus Philharmonic Guild, Inc.
Creative Arts Guild
Dad’s Garage, Inc.
Dance Canvas, Inc.
Dance Force, Inc. DBA Full Radius Dance
Deep Center
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Flux Projects
Gateway Performance Productions
Georgia Dance Theatre
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Georgia Mountain Theatre Inc DBA Rome Shakespeare Festival
Georgia Philharmonic
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. (GSURF)
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association
High Museum of Art
Horizon Theatre Company
Johns Creek Arts Center
Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Macon Film Festival
Macon Pops, Inc.
Meridian Herald
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Morgan County Foundation, Inc.
Morris Museum of Art
Moving in the Spirit
Museum of Arts and Sciences
National Black Arts Festival
North Gwinnett Arts Association
Okefenokee Heritage Center
Otis Redding Foundation
Out of Hand Theater
Out On Film, Inc.
Paradise Garden Foundation Inc.
Peach State Opera Company
Phoenix Theatre Academy, Inc.
Pianos for Peace
Reforming Arts Incorporated
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc (dba Alliance Theatre)
Savannah Ballet Theatre
Savannah Music Festival
Serenbe Playhouse
Seven Stages, Inc dba 7 Stages
Synchronicity Theatre
Telfair Museum of Art, Inc.
The Atlanta Opera
The Columbus Museum
The Michael O’Neal Singers
The Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
True Colors Theatre Company
Twinhead Theatre
University of Georgia Research Foundation
Voices of Note
Working Title Playwrights
Youth Ensemble of Atlanta Inc
Arts Education Program Grants:
Actor’s Express
Alliance Theatre
Artportunity Knocks
Arts Clayton, Inc.
ArtsBridge Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS of Callanwolde, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
City of Decatur, GA
Columbus Philharmonic Guild, Inc.
Dance Canvas, Inc.
Deep Center
DeKalb School of the Arts
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Henderson Mill Elementary School Foundation
High Museum of Art
Horizon Theatre Company
LaGrange Art Museum
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc.
Morris Museum of Art
Okefenokee Heritage Center
Out of Hand Theater
RiverCenter Inc
Roswell Dance Theatre
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah Philharmonic Corporation
Seven Stages, Inc DBA 7 Stages
Springer Opera House
Synchronicity Theatre
The Gift of Music Foundation
The Global Village Project Inc
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Inc.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
University of Georgia Research Foundation
VOX Teen Communications

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