Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces Arts in Community Grant Recipients

Apr 15, 2019

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced the winners of the 2019 Arts in Community Grant Competition. The winners were Classic City Wax: Vol. One, LatinxFest and the Athens Rising: Panel Series.

Each winner will receive a $1500 grant.

This is the sixth year Arts in Community Grants have been offered by ACAC to foster the development of various arts in Athens.

Classic City Wax: Vol 1 will be Athens’ first vinyl compilation focusing exclusively on performers from the hip-hop community. The recording would serve as a time capsule of the current hip-hop scene and also as a free promotional item for local artists.

The LatinxFest is held during Latinx Heritage Month in September, and celebrates the diverse cultures of Central and South America. The festival aims to recognize the economic and cultural impacts the local Latinx community has on Athens.

Local filmmaker James Preston will be screening his film, “Athens Rising” at Ciné. The film showcases local artists and organizations and their work in the community.

For more information about ACAC’s annual grants, email