Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
Upcoming Events & Programs
Cultural Affairs Commission
2018 Cultural and Arts Investment Program
Arts Classes & Workshops
Black Box Theatre
Community Outreach Program
Resources and Information
Leisure Services Bureau
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
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 2017, the Department will administer contracts with Savannah’s cultural agencies and will produce over 2000 services.
Savannah Black Heritage Festival in February
Tara Feis Irish Festival in March
Savannah Music Festival in March
Festival in April
Savannah Jazz Festival in September
Picnic in the Park in October
Savannah Film Festival in October
Savannah Children's Book Festival in November
Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs worked with 45 nonprofits to collect data for the Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. Our participation in this important research project has allowed 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. We have received a final report that tells us just how many jobs and how much money we represent!
Please click here for more information.
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
and marketing services, a cultural calendar,
grant writing and funding workshops
, an e-newsletter, a cultural cable program.
9 West Henry St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Fx: (912) 651-3677
Arts Programs Information
Ph: (912) 651-6783
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri, Sep. 1 - Sun, Sep. 24
Rodin:The Human Experience - Opens September 1st Telfair Museums
Sun, Sep. 17 - Sat, Sep. 23
36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival
Fri, Sep. 22
Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern presented by Telfair Museum of Art
Fri, Sep. 22
(the other side of the) Worlds Collide opening reception
Thu, Nov. 2
Conservation and Restoration at the Owens-Thomas House
(the other side of the) Worlds Collide drawings by Rob Hessler
Rodin: The Human Experience - Opens September 1st at Telfair Museums
P.O. Box 1027
2 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
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