Athens Cultural Affairs Commission

Commission Seeks Qualified Candidates for 3 Positions
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill three 3-year volunteer positions.

The mission of the ACAC is to:
  • foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County community; 
  • to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of practices and policies pertaining to the arts; 
  • and to work cooperatively with Athens-Clarke County Unified Government entities and other advisory commissions to include an arts element in as many areas of Unified Government planning and development as possible.
The ACAC meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., and additional committee work is conducted between these meetings.

Applicants must be Athens-Clarke County residents and registered voters. Applicants should have expertise in one of the arts or have demonstrated interest in the arts.

The application deadline is Friday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. Based upon applications received, the ACAC will select a number of individuals for brief interviews that will be conducted on Monday, February 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This will be the only date for interviews. After making a final selection, a recommendation for appointment will be sent from the ACAC to the Mayor and Commission. The term begins in May.


Interested applicants may apply online.

For more information, contact Matt Justus with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission at
Third Annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG)
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites artists, local organizations and groups to apply for the Arts in Community Grant (AICG).

Grants will be awarded based on particular criteria, including:
  • level of community enrichment through the arts
  • contribution to the local identify, and 
  • quality or artistic merit
Projects may involve any art form, including performance, events, technology, and all the visual arts. Grant funds may be used as matching funds for a greater project.

In 2016 ACAC will award two grants of $1,500 each. Application deadline is Friday, February 26, 11:59 p.m., with no consideration for late submissions. Grantees will be notified by March 15 and funds will be released by April 22, 2016. All awarded works must be completed by December 30, 2016. A final report will be requested at the completion of the project.

For more information and to request an application, email
Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Description
  • MEMBERS: 9 
    • WHEN: Second Monday of each month 
    • WHERE: Location varies, announced prior to meeting 
    • TIME: 6:00 
    • AVERAGE LENGTH: 2 – 3 hours 
    The ACAC has been established to advise the Athens Clarke County Unified Government on cultural affairs and aesthetic development of the built environment in accordance with provisions of planning, programming, procurement, installation, operation, and maintenance of public art projects and artworks. 
    Athens Cultural Affairs Commission 
    P.O. Box 687
    Athens, GA 30603-0687