Georgetown Arts & Culture Board awards first round of 2022 grants

The Full Circle: Speaker Series, which hosted an event with GTX Film Festival on May 20 at the Grace Heritage Center in Georgetown, received a grant from the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board. (Photo Courtesy Susie Kelly)
The Full Circle: Speaker Series, which hosted an event with GTX Film Festival on May 20 at the Grace Heritage Center in Georgetown, received a grant from the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board. (Photo Courtesy Susie Kelly)

The Full Circle: Speaker Series, which hosted an event with GTX Film Festival on May 20 at the Grace Heritage Center in Georgetown, received a grant from the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board. (Photo Courtesy Susie Kelly)

The Georgetown Arts & Culture Board allocated a total of $9,284 in grant funds to three organizations in January.

Recipients include the Austin Civic Orchestra Society, which received $4,784; Texas Bach Festival Inc., which received $4,000; and Full Circle: Speaker Series for Creatives, which received $500. The grants will be used for programs and events taking place between April 1-Sept. 30.


"It is a gratitude-filled honor that Full Circle: Speaker Series for Creatives has received a Round 1 grant from the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board," Full Circle Director Susie Kelly said in a statement. "This grant ensures the continued use of Grace Heritage Center, a historical treasure that is part of the Georgetown Arts District, as our venue. This grant ensures another season of intimate, salon-style arts engagements in support of local artists from all genres. Full Circle is designed to showcase artists, to be free and open to the public, and to connect the public with our local artists’ stories, talents, and performances."

During the 2020-21 cycle, the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board awarded $23,722 to 14 local arts organizations, according to Amanda Still, the organization's coordinator. The Georgetown Arts and Culture 2020-2025 Strategic Plan said not only does the board promote programming that enriches citizens' lives through education and demonstration, but it also pursues funding in support of said events and activities. The second round of grants will be awarded in July. Local arts associations can apply from June 1-30 for potential projects occurring between Oct. 1- March 23, 2023. Guidelines, terms of eligibility and applications can be found at www.arts.georgetown.org/grants.
By Hunter Terrell

Reporter, Georgetown

Hunter Terrell became the reporter for the Georgetown edition in January 2021. After graduating from Valdosta State University in 2018, she started her career as a reporter for the Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Georgia. In 2021, she became a copyeditor for the Marietta Daily Journal. She also had a part-time job in social media and sales at Alexis Suitcase in Atlanta.