The Arts Council, Inc. firmly believes that art of every form:
- reflects the diversity and heritage of the entire community
- leads to higher academic success and SAT scores among students
- helps develop critical problem solving skills
- provides a higher quality of life in a community which leads to increased economic development.
Therefore, The Arts Council seeks out groups and organizations that support this belief and works together to foster the arts at the local, state and national levels. The Arts Council also advocates with legislators to provide arts funding and support and we send Arts Action Alerts to our affiliates and members regarding House and Senate Bills that impact the arts both positively or negatively.
Advocacy Group Memberships
The Arts Council is a member of the following arts advocacy groups and organizations, holding board seats on many:
ALL-GA, a state advocacy group, board seat held by Arts Council Executive Director, Gladys Wyant
Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Organizations (GACAA), a state arts organization and advocacy group; previous board seat held by Arts Council Executive Director, Gladys Wyant, past GACAA president
Southern Arts Federation (SAF), a regional arts organization and advocacy group; member
Americans for the Arts, a national arts advocacy group; member
The Arts Council is also a board member of the following organizations, which enables arts advocacy at the local level:
Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau, board seat held by Arts Council Executive Director, Gladys Wyant
Main Street Gainesville, board seat held by Arts Council Executive Director, Gladys Wyant
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, member