The Savannah Cultural Arts Center (SCAC), built in 2019, is a premiere visual and performing arts facility. It serves as a creative meeting space for residents, the local arts community, and organizations to experience, engage with, and create art. To further the access to the arts and performing opportunities for local nonprofits, the City of Savannah Cultural Resources will offer free or discounted use of the SCAC's performing arts spaces through SPOTLIGHT: Facility Use Program.
The SCAC is located at 201 Montgomery St, Savannah.
2024 Spotlight Applications are now open!
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SPOTLIGHT: Facility Usage Program
2024 Spotlight Date Availability
Guidelines and Application Period
Watch the information session that took place on November 2 by clicking here.
Spotlight 2023 Recipients
Young WarriorsSaturday, February 4
This play is about a group of Africa youth going through a rite of passage process. The actors will present the story of overcoming challenges to meet a common goal. During the play attendees will see the developed of these actors from scared kids to Warriors.
100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. has multiple mentoring programs, and during their work with young people will find diamonds in the rough who are interested in the arts. They are encouraged to develop their talents, and with practice, mentoring, and coaching 100 Black Men often ends up with excellent talent pools of students ready to participate in activities like this play.
Over the Moon Diaper Bank (Dance Theater)
Have I Told You About the Time… by Lauren Ohmer
Saturday, March 11
|"Have I Told You About the Time..." is a semi-biographical, dance theater piece weaving together true stories, candid conversations, and figurative snapshots of the life of a man (as a son, a Vietnam War Veteran, and a father) told through the eyes of his daughter, who is pregnant with a son of her own. The narrative unfolds through a series of vignettes as a solo female performer brings to life different characters using dance, spoken text (in English and Spanish), and a backdrop of original film projections. A whimsical soundtrack accompanies our audience along this journey of experiences and emotions, with music ranging from Maurice Ravel and Elvis Presley, to classical Spanish guitar and 60's R&B/funk. Also included are unscripted audio recordings of our aging hero, wistfully recounting past events (some humorous, some hair-raising) as a helicopter pilot in the war, and his present-day reflections on death and what lies beyond. "Have I Told You About the Time..." is a heartfelt tribute to family and a celebration of life.|
Lauren Ohmer is a choreographer, performer, and Savannah native.
OVER THE MOON is the diaper & period supply bank for Savannah and Coastal Georgia. We believe in dignity for all, no matter how big or small.
Building Bridges Enterprise Inc (Dance Performance)
Harmony in Motion: Celebrating Diversity through DanceSaturday, August 26
|An inclusive and captivating dance performance that showcases the beauty of cultural diversity! Through vibrant choreography, colorful costumes, and engaging narratives, the audience is taken on a journey that celebrates unity, cultural understanding, and the power of dance to transcend boundaries.|
Since 2019, Building Bridges Enterprises has gained the momentum to build thriving communities by supporting the needs of men, women, and the youth through educational, economical, and psychological resources.
Moving All Races to Higher Achievement MARTHA (Film Screening and Panel Discussion)
"Aftershock" Saturday, Sep 16
MARTHA Inc will screen the film Aftershock which narrates the fact that Black women, independent of their socioeconomic status, are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than other ethnic groups.
Immediately following the film screening, a panel will discuss the challenge as it relates to black women in our local community.
Keepers of the Flame Foundation, Inc (Gallery and Lecture)
Honor Her: Reframing Beauty & Understanding Breast CancerFriday, October 13
|With a partnership with Avant photography and investment provided by City of Savannah’s Weave a Dream Program, Keepers of the Flame is creating a traveling gallery by providing breast cancer patients with Empowerment Photography Sessions.|
At this event the gallery will be on display and accompanied with a lecture and panel of key professionals and influencers.
To shine light into the darkness, empowering breast cancer patients to weather breast cancer both physically and emotionally.
Tybee Ballet Theatre (Dance)
The Land of the SweetsSaturday, November 18
|Tybee Ballet Theatre will be performing excerpts from Act II, Land of the Sweets, from the classical ballet The Nutcracker. Performers will be cast as perspective “sweets” that Clara and the Nutcracker Prince are entertained with while journeying through the “land of the sweets.” A diverse group of student performers of ranging abilities from all over the Savannah area will perform. Tybee Ballet Theatre offers professional instruction to students regardless of their financial constraints with the goal of developing local youth’s appreciation and knowledge of performing arts regardless of skill level or financial ability.|