For Immediate Release
Conyers, GA – Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts recently received a $10,000 Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. CRCA is one of only twenty-nine metro Atlanta arts organizations to earn this honor.
“I, and the entire CRCA volunteer board, along with the CRCA staff who continuously work hard to connect our neighbors, allow the cultivation of artistic expression, and celebrate our community’s stories through the power of creativity and the arts, are absolutely thrilled, honored and appreciative of this generous Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta,” said Brian Howe, Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts Board of Directors President. “Art, in its many forms, serves to enrich the physical, economic, social, and cultural elements of a community. Art is a sense of magic, the ultimate gift.”
Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts is the only community arts agency exclusively serving Conyers and Rockdale County. Major programs include live theater, children’s performance series, ArtSmart Summer Camp, public art projects, Black Heritage of Rockdale County, children’s and uniquely-abled theater education programs, and a student
“There are very few grants in the non-profit world that cover general operating expenses – it is extremely competitive. The Arts Fund grant will allow CRCA to continue to offer a wide variety of relevant arts programs to everyone in our area,” stated Executive Director, Shelli Siebert. “This recognition from the Community Foundation brings local and state awareness to our small organization at a most opportune time with GivingTuesday next month on November 30. I hope the community will remember our local non-profits as they make their gift decisions this year.”
About Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts
The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts is the only source of high quality, diverse performing and visual art programs for the general public in Rockdale County. CRCA’s mission is to connect neighbors, cultivate artistic expression, and celebrate our community’s stories through the power of creativity and the arts. For more information on CRCA, visit https://conyersarts.org, connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or call 770-922-3143.
For More Information:
Shelli Siebert, Executive Director
About the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund was created in 1993 to provide resources to strengthen independent small- and medium-sized arts organizations with annual operating budgets under $2 million located throughout the Foundation’s metro Atlanta service area. The Arts Fund provides general operating support for programming and operations to increase public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the region. This program supports the creation of art within metro Atlanta’s arts and culture ecosystem, as well as the utilization of arts to amplify and activate community voice, strengthen the regional economy, and foster an environment of life-long learning in the arts at all stages of life.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been leading and inspiring philanthropy to increase the vitality of our region and the well-being of all residents. With 70 years serving the Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation expands its philanthropic reach and impact by providing quality services to donors and bold, innovative community leadership committed to equity and shared prosperity. The Community Foundation is a top-20 community foundation among 800 nationally, with approximately $1.2 billion in current assets, and is Georgia’s second largest foundation. For more information, visit: cfgreateratlanta.org or connect with the Foundation via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Elyse Hammett, 404-376-5563