FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I join the Forsyth County Arts Alliance?

A: The Forsyth County Arts Alliance (FCAA) is primarily a philanthropic grant-making organization, disbursing funds through an annual grant application process to nonprofit arts providers including charitable arts organizations and governmental entities such as schools, libraries, and parks that provide arts and cultural events that benefit the Forsyth County community. So, there is not a specific way to ‘join’ the Arts Alliance in terms of membership. However, you may partner with us by becoming a patron of the arts in Forsyth County through your tax-deductible contribution to the FCAA.

And, whether you’re an artist, arts provider, or patron, please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up to receive occasional arts-related email updates! Our arts community is stronger together.

Q: How does the FCAA support the arts?

A: We amplify the voices of the arts community by helping promote events and encourage participants as audience, patrons, volunteers, and advocates. Whether we help fund an organization or not, we strive to build relationships throughout the greater Forsyth arts community and help arts organizations grow their audience.

We are developing an e-newsletter and other resources to share about the exciting arts opportunities available right here in our community. To let us know about your upcoming arts event (nonprofit or for-profit), please send the information to info@forsythartsalliance.com.

Q: Can I designate what type of art my donation to the FCAA supports?

A: Because we cannot be certain we will have a qualified grant applicant that matches a donor’s desire to give to a particular artistic genre or type of project (e.g., modern dance or community mural), funds for grants will be pooled together and distributed according to the FCAA Board’s selection criteria among a given year’s applicants.

Have a question not answered here? Contact our executive director, Ahna Phillips. info@forsythartsalliance.com

North Georgia Community FoundationIn 1985, a group of community leaders began the North Georgia Community Foundation. The Community Foundation now serves 15 counties in North Georgia, encouraging philanthropy and giving donors a way to improve the quality of life in our region for this and future generations. The North Georgia Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the spirit of community and quality of life in the greater North Georgia region by building, preserving and distributing philanthropic assets.