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City wins grant

The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a subsection of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), recently announced the recipients of the Fiscal Year 2021 Cultural Facilities and Vibrant Communities Grants. The City of Hazlehurst, located in Jeff Davis County, is among one of the awardees of the Vibrant Communities Grants with a total value of $1,500.
“Georgia, as we know, is consistently coined as a great state to live, work and do businesses,” said Sen. Blake Tilley (R – Vidalia). “When looking at our successes over the years – technological innovation, job growth and economic development – much of that can be owed to our state, and our district’s, arts programs. Whether it be in terms of infrastructure, such as venues and museums, or through neighborhood events and cultural initiatives, the creativity that comes from the arts has given back to our community in unimaginable ways. I am thankful for GCA’s recognition of our counties’ hard work and I hope these grants will be able to help these prominent programs continue to prosper, especially during these challenging times.”
Through funding from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, GCA provides financial assistance and services that promote its mission to “cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts.” The Vibrant Communities Grant, specifically, is aimed at offering support to a number of the state’s arts programs including, but not limited to: performances, exhibits, workshops, murals and festivals.

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