Fulton County announces its continued financial support of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) with a $250,000 grant for general operating support for the fiscal year 2019. Fulton County recognizes the importance of NBAF, the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the arts and on artists of African descent. In 2008, the United States Congress honored NBAF as a “national treasure”, and in 2018 NBAF received the Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities in Georgia. “NBAF is pleased to have this level of support from our visionary founders, Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Arts and Culture. This gift is in support of our transformation from a summer festival to a year-round arts organization that exposes and educates youth by delivering school-based arts programs in underserved areas, supports and elevates emerging visual artists, and creates public arts programs that entertain audiences,” says Vikki Millender-Morrow, President & CEO of NBAF.
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