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Bloomberg Philanthropies Selects Arts Organizations in Atlanta for $43 Million Management Training Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that forty-five cultural organizations in Atlanta have been selected to participate in a $43 million multiyear initiative, which seeks to strengthen the infrastructure and programming of small and midsize cultural nonprofits within the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC.

Through the Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide general operating support, as well as arts management training, in areas that range from fundraising and strategic planning to marketing and board development. More than two hundred cultural organizations will be invited to participate and will be announced on an individual basis per city throughout the summer and early fall.

Established in 2011 as part of Michael Bloomberg’s American Cities Initiative, the program aims to help nonprofits that play a vital role in building communities, supporting local artists, and driving the economy. The participating organizations have to have been in existence for at least two years. To date, the AIM program has granted more than $108 million to five hundred organizations.

“Atlanta has a booming creative sector,” said Kate D. Levin, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts program. “The city is home to more than five hundred cultural organizations, many with a national or international profile and within that, a very robust small and mid-size cohort. We are excited to see what we can do to enhance that excellence.”

The full list of the Atlanta grantees is as follows:

Actors Express
Alternate Roots
Apex Museum
Art Papers
ART Station
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Atlanta Chamber Players
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta Film Society
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Master Chorale
Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Atlanta Workshop Players
Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde
Ballethnic Dance Company
C4 Atlanta
Callanwolde Foundation
Core Dance
Dads Garage
Dance Canvas
Dashboard U.S.
Flux Projects
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
Horizon Theatre Company
Johns Creek Community Arts Center
Moving in the Spirit
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Museum of Design Atlanta
National Black Arts Festival
Out of Hand Theater
Seven Stages
Synchronicity Performance Group
Théâtre du Rêve
Theatrical Outfit
True Colors Theatre Company
Voices of Note
Whole World Theater Company
Youth Ensemble of Atlanta