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Grant Dollars Benefit Non-Profit Arts and Culture Organizations to Help Enhance County’s Cultural Landscape


Gwinnett County, Ga. (JUNE 20, 2022) Explore Gwinnett today announced it has awarded $7000 in operational grants to Georgia Latino International Film Festival a non-profit arts and cultural organization through the Gwinnett Creativity Fund (GCF). Gwinnett Creativity Fund Project Grants provide financial support to Gwinnett County arts and cultural programs that will operate through July 2022 with the goal of continuing to expand the community’s diverse cultural scene.

“We were highly impressed with the quality of projects we saw during this grant cycle and are proud to grant even more funds than ever, expanding our qualification parameters beyond 501(c)3 organizations to 501(c)6 groups, as well,” said Lisa Anders, Explore Gwinnett’s executive director, who leads the Gwinnett Creativity Fund. “Every year that we are able to award these talented organizations with financial support is another year Gwinnett County continues its evolution into one of the area’s coolest, most unique, thriving arts and culture scenes.”

Now in its 11th year, the Georgia Latino International Film Festival and the Georgia Latino Film Alliance was proud to receive Gwinnett Creativity Fund Grant. Funds received from this grant were used  where we were able to introduce to our community Gwinnett Film and Entertainment office and our Youth Film Summit . Our goal is to be able to open an opportunity for next generations to enter the film Industry through different areas of focus. “Directing, Producing, and Writing are all very important positions said Yvette Moise President of GALFA, but real change is going to come through our business of Entertainment summit where we are giving our students an opportunity to learn and hear from industry professionals on the business side of the house.

As a community with a flourishing arts and culture scene, Gwinnett County continues to explore ways to promote and support its partners who contribute to the area’s cultural landscape. With a variety of galleries, performing arts venues and educational institutions, there are endless possibilities for visitors and locals to expand their knowledge of art within the destination. The GCF Operations Grant Cycle will continue to provide opportunities for these valued arts and culture partners to offer resources to enhance the appreciation of the arts.

The 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 organizations receiving project grants through the 2022 GCF Project Grant

  • Georgia Latino Film Alliance and Film Festival – $7k to support the Youth Cinema project for High School Film Education, as well as promotion/marketing of the Georgia Latino Film Festival


About Explore Gwinnett:

Consisting of 16 cities north of Downtown Atlanta, Explore Gwinnett is Gwinnett County’s official tourism organization. With culture every around corner, Gwinnett County offers visitors a blend of classic Southern charm mixed with a vibrant flair with award-winning dining, shopping options, arts programming, outdoor activities and more. Featuring some of the state’s most delicious cuisine ranging from authentic Asian fare to southern delights, the county offers unique opportunities for visitors to explore a variety of culinary offerings with special events including Sippin’ in the Suburbs Beer Tours and Seoul of the South Food Tours. Gwinnett also serves as a thriving production hub for popular films and television series, as well as a flourishing community for artists. With events taking place year-round and a wide range of activities, there are infinite possibilities to explore in Gwinnett.