The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Spring 2022 Arts in Community Awards. Athens Chautauqua Society and Queer Arts Athens will each receive a $2000 award to fund their proposed projects.

Since 2016, Arts in Community Awards (AICA) have been offered by ACAC, an appointed body of the Athens-Clarke County municipal government which strives to foster the development and enjoyment of the arts in Athens, to promote creative placemaking in our community. This year, applicants responded to the theme of “Performance”.

Athens Chautauqua Society will host a storytelling event “Challenge: Accepted” on Sunday, June 12 at the Morton Theatre, which features two historical interpretations: “Pauli Murray: Confronting the Law” at 3 pm, and “Robert F. Kennedy: Keeping the Peace” at 7 pm.

Queer Arts Athens will host “Professor Q’s Quorum of Quintessential Queers: A Queer Cabaret”, a curated performance illuminating queer history featuring the talents of the Athens community who identify as LGBTQ+, Thursday, June 30, at 7 pm at Nuçi’s Space.

All AICA awarded projects are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact

(Images: Becky Stone in Athens Chautauqua Society’s Pauli Murray: Confronting the Law, David Cowan and Cassie Chantal of Queer Arts Athens)


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