Below are frequently asked questions regarding funding, classes, the gallery, festivals and the Cultural Affairs Commission
How do I apply for a cultural contract?
For information on the department's arts and cultural investment programs, please call 912-651-6417 to discuss your organization's project.
Visual Arts Classes, Camps and Workshops
When does Summer Art Camp start and what are the fees and how can one register?
Multiple weeks of art camp are offered a year, one week during the Chatham County School Spring Break and eight or nine weeks during the summer break (June – August). The weekly registration fee is $165 and $145 for city residents. This fee includes all supplies and instructor fees. All instructors are certified art instructors and/or professional artist. During each week of camp the children participate in five art classes. These classes may include but are not limited to ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed media, jewelry design, glass fusing, sculpture, theater, and dance. The children are grouped in age-appropriate groups of no more than ten students per instructor. Registration forms are available for download on our website.
I am interested in exhibiting my artwork at the Cultural Arts Gallery, what are the exhibition requirements?
Each year exhibition proposals for non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions are accepted during the months of June through August with a deadline around the first of September. All media are considered including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include the application, a cover letter, a resume, an artist statement, a previous exhibition record, 10 – 12 digital images of work to be considered; and a self – addressed stamped envelope if the proposal is to be returned.
Can I participate as a vendor at a festival?
For inquires on becoming a vendor for one of our partner organizations, please contact the specific organization. Organizations are listed here.
Cultural Affairs Commission
What is the CAC?
The Department of Cultural Affairs is comprised of 8 staff members and a 18-member Cultural Affairs Commission. The commission, appointed by the Mayor and Alderman, meets every other month to review programming. In addition, the commission meets once a year to recommend purchases of art and cultural services from eligible arts organizations. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6 pm at 9 West Henry Street. View the complete list of Commissioners.
How can I apply for a vacancy on the Cultural Affairs Commission?
To apply to become a member on the Commission, you must submit an application and supporting documentation to the Clerk of Council office once an opening for vacancy occurs. Persons desiring to fill vacancies on the Commission should be residents of the City of Savannah unless some special qualifications, skill knowledge specific to the vacancy is demonstrated. The City Council shall be responsible for determining appropriateness of these qualifications. City Council will decide if a person is appointed to the Commission and the applicant will be informed of Council's decision in writing.