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Fulton County Approves Additional $2.25 Million in Funding for Arts Programming

Fulton County Approves Additional $2.25 Million in Funding for Arts Programming

The Department of Arts & Culture will use the award to help fund services provided by non-profit organizations.

ATLANTA – In Fulton County’s FY24 budget, the Board of Commissioners allocated an additional $2.25 million in funding for arts programming.

This year’s investment includes funding for the following Department programs and initiatives:

$1.7 million will be added to the base amount of $1.3 million for the Contracts for Services (CFS) program. This funding will be awarded to arts nonprofits following the competitive application process.

$75,000 in support of the SoFu Festival, an innovative event that celebrates the fusion of art, food, and entertainment.

$250,000 in support of Fulton Films, which supports filmmakers, producers, actors, and young adults who are interested in seeking a career in film or production.

The Contracts for Services Program provides funding opportunities for arts nonprofit agencies. Each year, Fulton County invests in non-profit organizations to ensure that Fulton County citizens enjoy a wide array of rich arts experiences. Funding awards ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 are available for Fulton County based artists, non-profit arts, organizations, non-profit cultural institutions, colleges and universities, schools, municipalities, and community based non-profit organizations in the form of essential project support.

“Contract For Services is one of Fulton County’s lifelines into our communities,” said Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., Strategic Priority Sponsor for Arts & Culture. “Through the Board of Commissioners renewed and continued support of CFS, arts nonprofits are able to infuse entertainment, education, and economic opportunities into our vibrant County.”

“I’m glad we were able to continue our unprecedented level of support for the Arts in Fulton County in our 2024 budget,” said Fulton County District 3 Commissioner Dana Barrett. “Communities that invest in the arts are safer, healthier, and have stronger growth than those that don’t.