Rome Area Council for the Arts

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The Rome Area Council for the Arts helps artists flourish. Through fundraisers and grants, we support exhibits, educational programs, public art projects and more.

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Learn about opportunities to help

The most common ways to support RACA are through donating or volunteering.

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Let us know what you want to do

We will work with you to find the perfect way to help!

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Contribute to a vibrant arts community

You’ll know that your support builds opportunities for artists and art lovers throughout Rome.

Are you an artist with an idea?

RACA provides grants to support projects that utilize the arts to increase economic, social, and educational awareness and vitality in our community. Tell us about your idea for a performance, exhibit, workshop — or something else!

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Membership Drive 2020

Art is a distinguishing part of Rome’s history and our current culture. It reflects and reveals our uniqueness and adds meaning to our community. If you want to learn about an area, look at its’ cultural diversity. The arts reflect not only who we are, but who we hope to be, and data shows communities with a vibrant cultural scene are more attractive to individuals and business. By building and reinforcing community culture, art can act as a catalyst for community growth. We want Rome to be a place where people want to visit and want to live. We want to be a community that fosters art for a younger generation. We want to be a community that sparks creativity and innovation.

It’s now up to us as a community to support our local arts. Rome Area Council for the Arts is launching the Why the Arts Matter initiative. It’s a beautiful campaign designed by Photographer Kelly Moore and Graphic Designer Seth McWhorter (both RACA board members and artists). We have spoken with several previous grant recipients, local artists, arts organizations and city and county officials to tell us why the arts are so important to the vitality of Rome and why our community needs to support the arts. Now, more than ever, the arts need Rome and Rome needs the arts!

Please join RACA this year with your tax-deductible membership by going to our website -

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Rome Beer Fest 2020 - Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is with heavy hearts that we announce Rome Beer Fest will be postponed. This decision has not been made lightly; however, public health and safety must be our number one priority.

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Meet the artists

Many artists from diverse backgrounds have joined RACA. These artists work in many mediums, from visual arts to culinary arts to performance. See our list of artist members, and get links to learn more about them and their art.

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