This year the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County was awarded a Tool Box grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta through its Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund in order to develop a new community-based long-term strategic plan. This funding, administered by the Georgia Center for Non-profits, supports a consultancy with Kathy Keeley of The Keeley Group who has developed a short survey in order to receive community input for the Arts Council’s strategic plan.
Keeley is also conducting focus groups and interviewing community leaders during her consultancy. The survey is available online at the Cultural Arts Council’s website, and on its FaceBook page as well as being available to the public in hard copy at the Cultural Arts Center.
“We hope everyone interested in the future of the arts in our community will participate by taking this short survey in the next three weeks,” stated Jerry Leath, president, CAC Board of Directors. “We will work with Kathy to use the survey results to create our plan for the next three years at the Cultural Arts Council. If everyone who cares about the arts in Douglas County can take just ten minutes to answer the questionnaire, we will learn what people want and need in cultural programming here – and I promise we will work to deliver what the people tell us they want.”
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite organizations. The Cultural Arts Council and its programs supported by its members and sponsors, the City of Douglasville, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Humanities Council, South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
The Cultural Arts Center is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, located about 20 miles from Atlanta and just off I-20 (exit 36). Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 770/949-2787 or visit our web site --- www.artsdouglas.org.