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Cultural Affairs
About the Department
The Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for ensuring that a variety of quality artistic, cultural, and heritage-based opportunities are available and accessible to the citizens and visitors of Savannah.

The Department of Cultural Affairs has four administrative employees and four program employees. Local and regional artists are contracted by the department to provide a range of cultural opportunities.

The Cultural Affairs Commission, an advisory board, recommends investments in cultural programming from Savannah organizations. The services include all genres of visual, performing, media, music and literary arts.

In 2016, the Department will administer contracts with Savannah’s cultural agencies and will produce over 2000 services.

Festivals
Each year, the Department of Cultural Affairs supports and/or directly produces a number of major festivals, most of which are free and open to the public. DCA in-house produced event is the Tara Feis Irish Celebration in March. Festivals that are funded by the DCA include:

  • Savannah Black Heritage Festival in February
  • Savannah Music Festival in March
  • Savannah Asian Cultural Festival in April     
  • Savannah Jazz Festival in September
  • Savannah Philharmonic's Picnic in the Park in October                   
  • Savannah Film Festival in October   
  • Savannah Children's Book Festival in November

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Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs has officially joined Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5! Our participation in this important research project will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in the greater Savannah area. We all know that our industry supports jobs and generates government revenue. In June of 2017, we’ll receive a final report that tells us just how many jobs and how much money we represent! For more information, please contact Rebecca Brown ( , 912-671-6760).


Technical Resource Center
In addition to producing and presenting cultural opportunities, the Department of Cultural Affairs serves as a resource center providing technical assistance to cultural organizations, program information and marketing services, a cultural calendar, grant writing and funding workshops, an e-newsletter, a cultural cable program.