Printer Friendly

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AWARDS GRANTS TO AREA ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT CULTURAL OLYMPIAD OBJECTIVES

 ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) has awarded grants totaling more than $200,000 to 12 area arts organizations, an initiative designed to support the efforts of the Cultural Olympiad, a multi-year, multi-disciplinary program of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Gam
 "These grants are being made to arts groups in recognition of their contributions to strengthening our state and region's position as a center of cultural activity deserving of international attention," said Ingrid Saunders Jones, vice president, Corporate External Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company.
 The grants are the first in a series of allocations expected to be made by The Coca-Cola Company over the next three years, as arts and cultural organizations plan and execute programs compatible with the draft plan for the Cultural Olympiad, announced by ACOG on Aug. 3. The grants will support groups involved in the Cultural Olympiad, as well as those with no formal ties to ACOG but which have been stimulated by the activities of the Cultural Olympiad.
 "Through these contributions, it is our intention to help extend the reach of the Cultural Olympiad's role as a catalyst to build stronger arts organizations who will be a part of our community after 1996," said Ms. Jones.
 The first series of grants from The Coca-Cola Company include:
 -- Actor's Express $ 7,500
 Atlanta
 To support the theater's intern program for 18 artists, being
 employed to enhance the company's capability to mount and support
 new productions.
 -- The Arts Exchange $10,000
 Atlanta
 To assist in implementing the Rising Artist Project and the Arts
 Explorers, and development of the Urban Atlanta Community School
 of the Arts
 -- Center for Puppetry Arts $25,000
 Atlanta
 To support the International Summer Festival, and educational
 programs, workshops and initiatives.
 -- The Georgia Humanities Council $10,000
 Atlanta
 To assist in developing and producing "The New Georgia Guide,"
 a 600-page book scheduled to be available by the 1996 Olympic
 Games, which updates the original 1940 "WPA Guide to Georgia."
 -- Georgia Shakespeare Festival $ 7,000
 Atlanta
 To support the company's High School Conservatory and Acting
 Intern Programs.
 -- The High Museum $45,000
 Atlanta
 To support the "Art at the Edge: Ray Smith" exhibition, Oct. 2,
 1993 to Jan. 2, 1994, a part of the MEXICO! A CULTURAL TAPESTRY
 festival being presented by the Cultural Olympiad.
 -- Horizon Theater $ 7,500
 Atlanta
 To support the theater's program to highlight Southern urban
 themes and Southern writers during the theater's 10th
 anniversary.
 -- JOMANDI Productions $20,000
 Atlanta
 To support residencies by playwrights Jeff Stetson and Robert
 Alexander; the National Theatre of Ghana; and an educational
 symposia series at Atlanta University Center.
 -- The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation $ 5,000
 Savannah, Ga.
 To assist in conserving and presenting one of Georgia's
 outstanding collections of folk art (Ulysses Davis' lifelong
 collection of wood carvings) as the Davis cottage readies for
 visitors to Savannah during the 1996 Games.
 -- The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University $50,000
 Atlanta
 To support the "Human Body, Human Spirit: A Portrait of
 Ancient Mexico" exhibition, Sept. 15, 1993 to Jan. 30, 1994,
 as part of the MEXICO! A CULTURAL TAPESTRY festival.
 -- 7 Stages $25,000
 Atlanta
 To support 7 Stages' capital program which enhances the
 company's position as an international resource and stage.
 -- Visual Pen Pals $ 5,000
 "The International Children's Art Exchange"
 Atlanta
 To assist in an international exchange between "pen pal" schools
 in Atlanta and schools overseas of works of art produced by
 children, under the guidance of artists.
 -0- 8/19/93
 /CONTACT: Mart Martin of The Coca-Cola Company, 404-676-3445/
 (KO)


CO: The Coca-Cola Company; Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games ST: Georgia IN: SU:

BR-TG -- AT001 -- 4202 08/19/93 09:03 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Aug 19, 1993
Words:612
Previous Article:NIKE ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND
Next Article:GOULD SHAWMUT TO PURCHASE LEADING EUROPEAN FUSE MANUFACTURER
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters