My current projects . . .

  • October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • The Arts Action Fund released an updated "Why the Arts Matter in Georgia" Fact Sheet for 2021. The Fact Sheets summarize the full impact the arts have on Georgia; it serves as an excellent advocacy tool to share with supporters and policy-makers throughout the state.
  • The Arts Action Fund’s Congressional Arts Report Card is a one-stop guide to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box. We’ve used metrics and analysis based on previous congression voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses.
  • The Arts Action Fund’s Congressional Arts Report Card is a one-stop guide to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box. We’ve used metrics and analysis based on previous congression voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses. The post Senator David Perdue / […]
  •     Fortunately and with a bit of good timing, ArtsGeorgia and Acworth Cultural Arts convened a Community Arts Advocacy Roundtable at the ACA office in downtown Acworth on Saturday, March 7 ahead of the recent pandemic shutdown. The purpose of this roundtable was to launch a new series of […]
  • by Kristopher Monroe     Arts advocacy isn’t always as sexy and fun as organizing a splashy music festival, a lively theater production, or a compelling visual art opening. But advocacy is an indispensable element of the undergirding infrastructure that supports the arts, particularly at the local level. The advocacy […]
  •  by Julie Wilkerson On Monday, September 16, ArtsGeorgia and the Macon Arts Alliance hosted the first in a series of regional Arts Advocacy Roundtables at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon for a discussion about local, state and national arts advocacy related topics. The local arts and business […]
  • by Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County
    Chatham County is building an amphitheater! Chatham County is designing, installing, and operating its first outdoor amphitheater scheduled to open in 2023. It is early in the design process, but the amphitheater and surrounding area are expected to have a parking capacity of 300, with an additional 200 nearby, and […]
  • Following up to the Sunday, November 1 Savannah Morning News’ ‘Jason Buelterman aims to build ‘good relationships’ in his run for Chatham Commission chair, Jason was asked to respond to his vision of how arts and culture should be positioned in Chatham County.  In response, he shared: If elected as […]
  • Following up to the Sunday, November 1 Savannah Morning News’ ‘Community pastor’ Chester Ellis shares the story behind his bid for Chatham Commission chair, Chester was asked to respond to his vision of how arts and culture should be positioned in Chatham County.  In response, he shared: I fully support […]
  • In advance of the State of Georgia’s legislative open session, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County and Georgians for the Arts met with the delegation to present some “ask” to help advance or further the arts and culture within the State.  In addition to a number of back […]
  • The election cycle brought an increased number of opportunities for candidates to share their vision, accomplishment, priorities, and platforms.  This year for the first time, voters had the chance to hear from candidates and their arts and culture platform. Given the platforms and the outcomes of the election, one could […]
  • Through a collaborative effort between Rob Hessler, Executive Director, Bigger Pie Arts Advocacy, Kristopher Monroe, Vice-Chair Savannah-Chatham Historic Site & Monument Commission, Gretchen Hilmers, Social Media Coordinator, ARC Savannah, and Peter Roberts, Location Gallery, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County is pleased to provide you the Arts and Culture Candidate […]
  • Georgia GOP proposed legislation revives Georgia's dark history of voter suppression and racism as state policy. #ProtectTheVoteOn March 1, 2021, Georgia House Republicans sided with conspiracy theorists and misinformation spreaders by passing HB 531, legislation that would threaten millions of Georgia voters’ access to the ballot box. All but three […]
  • Governor Kemp Signed this legislation into law March 25, 2021SB 202: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections and primaries generally, so as to provide that persons or entities that mail absentee ballot […]
  • SAVANNAH, GA, March 26, 2021On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Georgia Republican lawmakers passed SB 202 out of the House Special Committee on Election Integrity following drastic last-minute changes to the bill which would severely limit voter access to the ballot box, restrict absentee voting including access to drop boxes, and […]
  • SAVANNAH, GA On Friday March 5, 2021 local City and County Democratic leaders joined the Chatham County Democratic Committee in protest of HB 531 and SB 241 – the most blatant attack on voter rights since Jim Crow.SB 241 would end no-excuse mail voting, implement new ID requirements, and add […]
  • For Immediate ReleaseThe Chatham County Democratic Committee held a press conference on Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 4PM at the Chatham County Board of Elections to Issue a Statement surrounding HB 531 and SB 241.Georgia GOP proposed legislation revives Georgia's dark history of voter suppression and racism as state policy.SAVANNAH, […]