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Andrew College Awarded ‘Vibrant Communities’ Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

Image from Arts Round the Square 2022 made possible by grant

Cuthbert, GA (November 28, 2022) – Andrew College was awarded a Vibrant Communities grant from Georgia Council for the Arts, a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, for fiscal year 2023. The Vibrant Communities Grant supports a variety of arts programming opportunities throughout the state. As part of this year’s Vibrant Communities awards, 44 entities in 38 counties will receive almost $200,000 in funding. “Rarely has arts funding been more needed than it is today, so Georgia Council for the Arts is particularly grateful for the support that the Georgia General Assembly is providing for our arts communities to help them carry out their mission,” said Georgia Council for the Arts Director Tina Lilly. “We hear firsthand about what this assistance can mean to an organization and a community, and we’re pleased to know that it will touch the lives of so many Georgians.”

Georgia Council for the Arts received applications from schools, libraries, cities, historical societies,

community theatres, Boys & Girls Clubs, and arts and other related organizations from across the state.

Entities that previously received a fiscal year 2023 Project, Bridge, or Arts Education grant, which were announced in August, were not eligible for Vibrant Communities grants.

Andrew College Coordinator of Development Courtney Heath shared, “we are so grateful to receive this grant.  Funding from the Vibrant Communities grant is what has made the event Arts ‘Round the Square possible since 2018.”

Funding for these grants is provided through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. Arts ‘Round the Square is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in downtown Cuthbert.  For more information about the event, you can visit


Photos detail: Image from the 2022 Arts ‘Round the Square event.

Photo by Heather Bradley, permission is granted to print.