Macon Arts Alliance Announces CAPP Grant Recipients

Staff Report

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Macon Arts Alliance announces the recipients of the 2020 Grants for Community Arts Programming and Projects (CAPP). The program is funded by Macon-Bibb County through Macon Arts Alliance, which is the designated arts agency for the local government. 

The purpose of the grant funding is to increase arts programming across Macon-Bibb County and enhance the cultural vibrancy of our community by advancing the 2020 Cultural Master Plan for Macon. Priorities set by the plan include Tourism, Education, Creative Industries, Neighborhood Development, and Audience Cultivation. The full plan will be released in July.

Funding was awarded to Bike Walk Macon, Bragg Jam, C-Qul, the Hay House, Hayiya Dance Theatre, Historic Macon Foundation, the Jazz Association of Macon, Macon Film Festival, Macon Little Theatre, Macon Pops, Middle Georgia Youth Ballet, Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, the Otis Redding Foundation, Real IMPACT Center, Pulse Heartbeat of Macon, The 567 Center, The Grand Opera House, Theatre Macon, and Torchlight Academy. 

‘We appreciate that our local government leaders understand the importance of arts and culture to our community,’ said Julie Wilkerson, Executive Director of Macon Arts Alliance. ‘The creative non-profit community in Macon has an economic impact of 88 million dollars annually and generates over 7 million dollars in local and state tax revenue. Equally as important, the positive impact of creative self-expression has been well documented and can help our community continue the path to unity, equity and economic prosperity for all’.