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.
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:
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.
Two spring 2023 cohorts will be available, beginning April 11 and April 17.
Qualifying arts organizations* can learn more by registering for one of our upcoming information sessions:
You can also view a recording of the first information session.
For more details, see the Sustainable Cohort FAQs.
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.
Qualifying organizations* can register for consideration immediately.
For more information, see the Nonprofit University Subscription FAQs.
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.
Two cohorts will be offered, each with a five-week commitment. The first cohort will begin June 20, and the second will be scheduled for the fall (dates TBD).
Qualifying organizations* can register now for the cohort starting June 20.
Interested in the fall cohort? Provide your info to be notified of the fall dates.
For more details, including the full schedule for the first cohort, see the Facilities Management Cohort FAQs.
Capacity-building programs for arts organizations, funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) and hosted by GCN.
Questions? See the FAQs or email GCN.
*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; please allow 2 weeks for your request to be processed.
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