JULY 2021 — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance (FCAA) is pleased to announce its 2021 grant awardees representing eleven different Forsyth County arts organizations, projects, or entities.  This year, close to $40,000 was available to distribute, with recipients awarded amounts generally ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per project. The 2021 grant award recipients (in alphabetical order):

City of Cumming – Cumming City Center Mural Project

Forsyth County Arts and Learning (FoCAL) Center – Penguin Project Musical

Forsyth County Public Library – Virtual author talks, virtual writing workshops, and arts programming

Forsyth Philharmonic – Sheet music and instrument purchase

Pianos for Peace – 2021 Pianos for Peace Festival and Community Arts programs

Piney Grove Middle School – 7th grade spoken and written word enrichment class

Sawnee Association of the Arts – Art Walk, Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival, and World of Art events

Sawnee Ballet Theatre – 30th annual Nutcracker

Soorya Foundation for Performing Arts – 2021 Forsyth Indian Dance Festival

West Forsyth High School Band Boosters – Wolverine Classic marching band competition

West Forsyth High School – Forsyth County Schools Art Honors Day

Thank you to all applicants! You can find previous years’ recipients under Grant Information (above).

Our mission: Believing that a vibrant arts culture is vital to a thriving community, Forsyth County Arts Alliance enriches the arts through strategic support and financial stewardship.

Along with our annual grant cycle, we support the arts by helping promote local arts events, encouraging community members to participate as audience, patrons, volunteers, and advocates. We also help arts organizations increase their capacity by offering learning opportunities and networking events, such as a Budget and Finance for Arts Organizations workshop and a partnering event at the Forsyth County Public Library, orienting nonprofits to the library’s Foundation Directory Online database to search for further grant funding opportunities. Our most recent event was a virtual forum on March 25, 2021, “FoCo Arts: Surviving and Thriving,” hearing from arts leaders who have successfully navigated the pandemic and are charting a path forward.

Whether we help fund an organization or not, we strive to build relationships throughout Forsyth County area arts-oriented businesses and nonprofits to help our community’s arts providers grow their audience.

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