ATLANTA – July 7, 2021 – Canopy Studio was awarded a grant by Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2022. A total of 218 organizations were awarded 266 grants that provide more than $2 million in funding to arts organizations throughout the state. The Bridge Grant provided funding for operating support to 135 organizations, the Project Grant will help fund 54 arts projects, and the Arts Education Program Grant was awarded to 77 organizations. Additional grants for Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities programs will be awarded in the Fall of 2021.

“As we emerge from this past year’s quarantine, the arts sector is vital to restarting the economy by attracting tourists, assisting with classroom learning, and igniting events to bring communities back together,” said GCA Executive Director Tina Lilly. “The 266 grants we have awarded will help cities and organizations leverage additional funds and bring people back to work while providing fun and educational opportunities for Georgians across the state.”

Canopy is excited to use this grant to help further our mission and allow more individuals in our community to experience the power of circus and performance arts.  We have proven to be a resilient community arts organization willing to continually pivot so that we could survive the pandemic- and now we’re ready for the next step forward.  We are grateful for the grant assistance that GCA has provided us in 2021 and we look forward to an even stronger 2022.