Cultural Affairs is responsible for ensuring that a variety of quality artistic, cultural, and heritage-based opportunities are available and accessible to the citizens and visitors of Savannah.
The Cultural Affairs Commission, an advisory board, recommends investments in cultural programming from Savannah organizations. The services include all genres of visual, performing, media, music and literary arts.
Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs worked with 45 nonprofits to collect data for the Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. Our participation in this important research project has allowed us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in the greater Savannah area. We all know that our industry supports jobs and generates government revenue. We have received a final report that tells us just how many jobs and how much money we represent! Please click here for more information.
Technical Resource Center
In addition to producing and presenting cultural opportunities, the Department of Cultural Affairs serves as a resource center providing technical assistance to cultural organizations, program information and marketing services, a cultural calendar, grant writing and funding workshops, and an e-newsletter.