Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The Fulton County Arts Council (FCAC) was established in 1979 under the auspices of the Fulton County (FC) Board of Commissioners to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through support of the arts. The FCAC, which functions as the county's Department of Arts and Culture, assists the Commission in the development of policy for public support for the arts and advises and makes recommendations on funding the arts. The FCAC also initiates and responds to the continued demands of diversified arts programming and generally oversees the development and implementation of publicly assisted arts programs that support the mission of the Arts Council. The FCAC is the largest source of public funding for the arts in the state and serves the largest metropolitan area in the state. The population of Fulton County is 700,000 and spans an area of over 70 miles from the residential areas in the north and south to the downtown center of Atlanta. Although the Arts Council is mandated to serve Fulton County, the contact of citizens in adjoining counties and visitors to Atlanta to FCAC's programs and supported. organizations and individual artists far exceeds the county's limits and often serves a population much larger than the County itself.