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Arts Guide
The Grassroots Arts Program is compiling a Resource Directory of artists and arts organizations based in Paulding and Douglas Counties. Fill out a simple form on-line (click here) and send it to the Cultural Arts Council via snail mail or e-mail.

Prior Year Grassroots Programs & Services Offered

As part of the Cultural Arts Council's commitment to effective and inclusive administration of the Grassroots Arts Program, in-depth workshops on Grant-writing and other areas of interest, such as Marketing, are offered each year. Worskhops have not yet been set for the 2005-06 fiscal year.

Grant-Writing Workshops

Grant-writing workshops were held on June 12th and August 30th of 2004 at the Cultural Arts Center in Douglasville. An additional special grant-writing workshop held on Saturday, June 12th aimed to demystify the grant-writing process for potential applicants to the Georgia Council for the Arts' Fast-Track/Quick Benefits grant category and to the Grassroots Arts Program. The June workshop was conducted by Laura Lieberman, Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Council and a veteran successful grant-writer, along with Grassroots Coordinator Cary Cleaver.

The August 30th workshop offered by Ms. Cleaver was specifically to answer questions and assist applicants to the Grassroots program, in the locations described below.

Aug. 30th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, location: Hiram Coffee House, 159 Main Street, Hiram (corner of Main & Church Streets, off of Hwy 92, a.k.a. "Hiram-Douglasville Road"), phone for directions: 678-567-2225 ~ food service will be available

Aug. 30th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, location: Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, phone for directions: 770-949-2787

The Art of Marketing
workshop offered in March of 2004

The Cultural Arts Council arranged a special workshop in March for our Grassroots Arts Program "grantees" and Satellite Arts Organizations. Over the past few years, we have heard from local arts and community groups that publicity and marketing are especially challenging. In response, we lined up an expert to assist in the "Art of Marketing" for non-profit organizations. The workshop took place at the Cultural Arts Center in Douglasville.  

On Saturday, March 27th, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Paul Pierce, artistic director of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, shared his tips for building community support and participation through effective publicity and marketing techniques.

Paul oversees the Grassroots Arts Program for Muscogee and surrounding counties, and he is well acquainted with the challenges we all face. This was also an opportunity for groups to share with each other what has worked for them.

The Cultural Arts Council was able to offer Paul Pierce's expertise to our Grassroots groups free of charge thanks to support from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

P a s t  G r a n t s   A w a r d e d
The following organizations were awarded funding from the Grassroots Arts Program for programs taking place in the fall of 2003 through June, 2004:

  • Paulding Fine Arts Association - $600  
  • Paulding Community Theatre - $1,427  
    Paulding Boys & Girls Club - $750
  • Hunter Park (Douglasville) - $600
  • Douglasville Community Outreach - $1,050  
  • New Mountain Top Baptist Church Drama Dept. (Winston) - $1,100
  • Bright Star United Methodist Church Music & Drama (Douglasville) - $250
Link to GAP Awards Fiscal Year 2003 (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003)

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