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Macon Arts Alliance

Macon Arts Alliance

Macon Arts Alliance fosters support for the advancement of arts and culture in Central Georgia. We strive to be an innovative leader of a thriving regional arts community. We value strategic partnerships that strengthen the diversity and vibrancy of arts and culture for tourists, residents, artists, businesses, and civic organizations.

Macon Arts Alliance was founded in 1984 when a Chamber of Commerce Task Force recognized that a coordinated arts community would serve as a catalyst for cultural vibrancy in the area. In 1988, Macon Arts Alliance was designated the official arts agency for the City of Macon and Bibb County. In 2014, the newly consolidated Macon-Bibb County government reaffirmed the designation at its first official meeting.

Beginning in March 2019, Macon Arts Alliance, through its leadership role in developing the 2020 Cultural Plan for Macon, participated in a series of events to engage the public in a discussion regarding how arts and culture can best serve the community. The year-long process included on-site visits, grass-roots conversations, interviews with community leaders, surveys, and research of best practices in similar cities. Key findings from that process led to the development of 5 strategic priorities: Tourism, Education, Creative Industries, Neighborhood Development and Audience Development.

2020 proved to be a pivotal year. The COVID-19 global pandemic has and will continue to cause financial hardship for some time to come. Artists and arts an

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