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OCA announces 2015-2016 CAS award recipients

??After receiving some serious change earlier this summer, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) now gets to dish some out. Last month, the OCA released its list of  recipients for the 2015-2016 Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) awards. Since its creation in 1982, the CAS program grants annual contracts to individuals and organizations related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta.
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? Due to a more than 150 percent increase in the CAS grant budget, OCA was able to award more than $1,000,000 in grants to 14 individual artists, 57 arts organizations, and seven community organizations in Atlanta. Some of the organizations that received the award include the Center for Puppetry Arts, VOX Teen Communications, and Full Radius Dance.
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? “In the last five years, the City of Atlanta has increased the annual investment in the individuals and organizations that work each day to improve the quality of life in our city through the arts,” said Camille Russell Love, executive director of OCA, in a comment. “We are extremely pleased with both the quality and breadth of arts programs and projects we’ll be helping to put on throughout the City of Atlanta as a result of this highly competitive process.”
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?  For a complete list of the 2015-2016 CAS recipients, click here.



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