Athens Cultural Affairs Commission

Commission Seeks Qualified Candidates for 3 Positions
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking 3 qualified candidates to each fill a 3-year volunteer position.

The mission of the ACAC is to:
  • foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County community; 
  • to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of practices and policies pertaining to the arts; 
  • and to work cooperatively with Athens-Clarke County Unified Government entities and other advisory commissions to include an arts element in as many areas of Unified Government planning and development as possible.
The ACAC meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., and additional committee work is conducted between these meetings.

Applicants must be Athens-Clarke County residents and registered voters. Applicants should have expertise in one of the arts or have demonstrated interest in the arts.

The application deadline is Friday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m.  Based upon applications received, the ACAC will select a number of individuals for brief interviews that will be conducted on Monday, February 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This will be the only date for interviews. After making a final selection, a recommendation for appointment will be sent from the ACAC to the Mayor and Commission. The term begins in May.

Interested applicants may submit an application online.

For more information, contact Samanta Carvalho with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission at
Second Annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG)
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites artists, local organizations and groups to apply for the Arts in Community Grant (AICG).

Grants will be awarded based on particular criteria, including:
  • level of community enrichment through the arts
  • contribution to the local identify, and 
  • quality or artistic merit
Projects may involve any art form, including performance, events, technology, and all the visual arts or may be used as matching funds for a greater project.

In 2015 ACAC will award two grants of $1,000 each. Application deadline is February 27, 11:59 p.m., with no consideration for late submissions. Grantees will be notified by March 20 and funds will be released by April 17, 2015. All awarded works must be completed by December 30, 2015. A final report will be requested at the completion of the project.

2014 ACAC awarded two Arts in Community Grants at the amount of $500 to the Georgia Museum of Art for the ARTSwap, an artist trading card project held at AthFest and curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz for the exhibit, “Reverberations: a Athens Celebrates Elephant Six exhibit”.

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Description
  • MEMBERS: 9 
    • WHEN: Second Monday of each month 
    • WHERE: Location varies, announced prior to meeting 
    • TIME: 6:00 
    • AVERAGE LENGTH: 2 – 3 hours 
    The ACAC has been established to advise the Athens Clarke County Unified Government on cultural affairs and aesthetic development of the built environment in accordance with provisions of planning, programming, procurement, installation, operation, and maintenance of public art projects and artworks. 
    Athens Cultural Affairs Commission 
    P.O. Box 687
    Athens, GA 30603-0687