2024 Grant Cycle

2024 Grant Application Timeline:

March 4 – Grant cycle opens
April 10 – Letters of Intent due by 12:00 noon / Full grant application available 
May 10 – Grant Applications due by 12:00 noon
Mid-July – Grant Award Decisions announced

Complete details will be posted here when they are available.

2023 Grant Recipients

In 2023, over $42,000 of grant funds were awarded, with individual amounts ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. The Forsyth County Arts Alliance is pleased to announce its 2023 grant recipients (in alphabetical order):

Bellissimo Theatre Company – Sweeney Todd

East Forsyth Youth and Community Orchestra – 2023 Fall Cluster Orchestras

FoCAL (Forsyth County Arts and Learning) Center – Penguin Project 2024 (Finding Nemo Jr.)

Forsyth Central Stage – Children’s World of Puppetry

Forsyth County Public Library – 2024 Forsyth Reads Together Author Event

Sawnee Association of the Arts / Cumming Arts Center – 2023 Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival

Sawnee Association of the Arts / Cumming Arts Center – 2023 A World of Art Festival

Sawnee Ballet Theatre – 2023 Annual Nutcracker

Soorya Foundation for Performing Arts – 2024 North Georgia Indian Dance Festival

South Forsyth Middle School – Middle School Art Bookmarks

Symphony Orchestra of North Georgia – Youth Orchestra Exhibition

West Forsyth High School – Forsyth County Schools Art Honors Day 2024

“Forsyth County has been home to beloved annual arts traditions such as Sawnee Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker for the last thirty years, and in recent years the county has also grown and welcomed new traditions here, such as the North Georgia Indian Dance Festival,” says FCAA Executive Director, Ahna Phillips. “The FoCAL Center produces the popular and successful Penguin Project shows that allow students with disabilities to shine on stage, and this year will mark the second year of productions for community newcomer Bellissimo Theatre Company. As the county grows, FCAA does its best to fund projects where we believe we’re making a significant impact on the arts, whether through organizations with a year-round presence like the Cumming Arts Center or in individual school initiatives that might not happen if it weren’t for our support.” Along with strategic financial support through grants and scholarships, FCAA helps promote community arts events, nonprofits, and local arts businesses in their social media and email newsletter. A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local business and community leaders is responsible for the stewardship and for making recommendations for any distribution of funds. The FCAA will continue to steward the endowment to ensure its continuity for future generations.  Those interested in supporting the arts in Forsyth County are invited to consider giving to the Forsyth County Arts Alliance Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation.

Our 2023 Grant Cycle is now closed. The information on this page is for reference only until our next Grant Cycle in Spring 2024.

Forsyth County Arts Alliance is a Fund of the North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF), and our application process is entirely online through the NGCF application portal. Users can log into an existing account and/or create a new one. If you log in to an existing account you will need to hit “Apply” on the upper left to access the new 2023 application.

You can find our general Grant Application Guidelines HERE. The Letter of Intent is submitted first, and its specific guidelines as well as the portal for submission are found at the NGCF application portal.

Questions? Contact FCAA Executive Director, Ahna Phillips: ahna@focoartsalliance.org