The Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) funded grants to four organizations and artists during its third quarter of the 2017- 2018 year.

Each quarter, RACA provides grants to groups and individuals who utilize the arts to increase economic, social and educational awareness and vitality within the Rome community. Third quarter recipients included James Schroeder for the Ginger Pride Parade, the Kiwanis Club for their Art and Music Showcase, Georgia Highlands College for their speech competition and Rome Middle School’s show choir, Grand Illusion.

RACA Executive Director Mandy Maloney, explains how this is an exciting time for RACA and the arts in Rome.

“We can’t wait to see the impact our grant recipients make in the community through their respective arts with these funds. We are thrilled to provide support for two new projects as well as two returning recipients,” said Maloney. “Each year RACA’s members and donors ensure the organization can continue its work of providing advocacy for area artists and arts organizations. The community continues to support RACA and our mission and for that we are grateful.”

The community is invited to follow RACA on Instagram (@romearts) and Facebook
( To learn more about RACA, the grants program, and how to support the arts in Rome, visit RACA’s website: