Fulton County and City of Atlanta Each Award Actor’s Express $35K
Posted on October 06, 2016
Actor’s Express has been awarded grants of $35,000 by both the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to support its programming throughout 2016 and 2017. Both grants are substantial increases over past support. Managing Director Alex Scollon comments, “Actor’s Express is honored to be located in a city and county that understand and value the arts. These increases in in funding are a testament to our governing bodies’ recognition that the arts are a sound investment and an important revenue generator for our local economy.” During the remainder of Season 29, Actor’s Express will produce mainstage productions of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez and Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan- Lori Parks, as well as the Threshold New Play Festival.
Actor’s Express has received a Contract for Services in the amount of $35,082 from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for its programming in 2016. This award more than doubles the county’s support from the previous year. Fulton County believes the arts are essential to the quality of life of its citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities. Its mission is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts.
The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has awarded Actor’s Express a $35,000 contract to support its 2016-2017 season, a $10,000 increase from the previous year’s funding. The Office of Cultural Affairs seeks to create and promote rich and diverse cultural experiences in the city of Atlanta that enhance quality of life and expand the city’s international reputation while preserving and protecting Atlanta’s cultural heritage.