Resources and Information

Georgia Council for the Arts 

Georgia Council for the Arts empowers the arts industry in Georgia and artists around the state to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities that are rich in civic participation, cultural experiences, and economic prosperity. As a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts provides grant funding, programs, and services statewide that support this vital industry, preserve our cultural heritage and create increased access to high-quality arts experiences.

To see the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, click here.

Savannah Area Cultural Organizations

Below is a list of organizations that provide cultural & artistic events for residents and visitors throughout the year. For more information on the City's 2019 Cultural & Arts Investment Program organizations, click here

Coastal Jazz Association

Savannah Coastal Puppetry Guild

Deep Center 

Historic Savannah Foundation

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

Live Oak Public Libraries

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah

Savannah Black Heritage Festival

Savannah Music Festival

Savannah College of Art & Design

Savannah Philharmonic

Savannah Stage Company

Savannah Voice Festival

Telfair Museum of Art

Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

About the Study 

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with 45 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, participated in Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. This study is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States; documenting the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 341 communities and regions (representing all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia).

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the greater Savannah area, including:

  • $135.9 million in total economic activity;
  • $86.4 million in household income to local residents;
  • $14.7 million in local and state government revenue;
  • $101.1 million in additional spending by cultural audiences;
  • and 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs.

For more information, the full report and one-page summary are located at the bottom of the page. 

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. Financial information from organizations was collected in partnership with DataArts™, using a new online survey interface. For a full list of the communities who participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, visit the Americans for the Arts website.


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