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Announcing: The Georgia Arts Accelerator

Through the Georgia Arts Accelerator Program, arts organizations from across the state now have three opportunities to strengthen their institutions – hosted by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA).

Each program is tailored to the differing needs of Georgia’s arts organizations – whether you’re looking to manage facilities, build up staff skills, or stabilize your organization following COVID. The GCA is fully funding program costs for qualifying organizations* so make sure not to miss out: Apply today for any or all of these exceptional offers!

For more details on the opportunities available, please keep reading.

Questions? Check the Arts Accelerator FAQs, or reach out to GCN.

*GCA defines qualifying arts organizations as those which have arts-based mission statements and at least 50% of their programming based in the arts. GCA approval is required prior to participation; please allow 2 weeks for your request to be processed.

Opportunity One: Facilities Management Cohort

Pursue greater sustainability, risk management, and renovation planning best practices within your organization by registering for the Facilities Management Cohort.

Learn how to optimize operations through condition assessment documentation, sustainable practices, and effective planning for future projects – all while creating a facility maintenance manual you can use as an evergreen tool! Participants will also learn about government grants and programs for sustainable initiatives.

Interested in being a part of the next Facilities Management Cohort, starting in 2024? Apply now to be notified about this opportunity when dates are confirmed!

For more details, see the Facilities Management Cohort FAQs.

Opportunity Two: Nonprofit University Subscription

GCN’s Nonprofit University (NU) offers over 150 classes, covering all aspects of nonprofit management – from marketing and audience development to financial management, volunteer management, board development, and more. This program offers a year-long subscription with full access to the NU catalog of core courses and certificate series.

Classes take place virtually, so organizations across the state may participate. Find a complete list of classes here.

Interested in the Nonprofit University Subscription? Please complete the form linked below to express your interest and be considered!

Or, for more information, see the Nonprofit University Subscription FAQs.

Opportunity Three: Sustainable Impact Cohorts

Applications for 2024 Sustainable Impact Cohorts are now open! Learn all about them here, including a full schedule.

This comprehensive three-month program provides organizations access to a series of team workshops, complete with individualized coaching and all the tools needed to implement what you learn.

Using a proven framework, you will be able to improve organizational understanding while making measurable progress in advancing specific goals towards success.

Some of the objectives you can expect to meet:

  • Create strategic clarity through understanding your market, your audience, and your organization’s position  
  • Understand the financial position of the organization
  • Define a revenue strategy to strengthen organizational stability and resilience, and to enable growth
  • Outline a marketing and outreach strategy for sustained growth
  • Develop and implement operational strategies and budgets for sustainable growth 
  • Enhance organization performance through board engagement, effective action planning and execution, and change management

Sessions are highly interactive, including full group discussions and team-based activities that give participants the opportunity to apply concepts to their particular context. Participants will be supported by a coach assigned to their team to help progress toward specific goals.

Organizations may choose between two scheduled Sustainable Impact Cohorts for 2024. Learn all about the 2024 program here, including a full schedule. Start dates are as follows:

  • Spring 2024: Tuesdays beginning March 26 (through June) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Summer 2024: Tuesdays beginning June 11 (through August) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Interested in joining one of our 2024 Sustainable Impact Cohorts? Provide your info using the form linked below to express your interest and be considered!

Or learn more by checking out the Sustainable Cohort FAQs.

Georgia arts accelerator

Capacity-building programs for arts organizations, funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA). 

Questions? See the FAQs or email GCN.

Interested in any of these opportunities? Get started now.

*Qualifying organizations are those with an arts-based mission and programming that is at least 50% arts-based. GCA approval is required prior to participation.