Tina Lilly

Director Georgia Council of the Arts (GCA) Programs and How Artists can Utilize Them to Find Opportunities to Sell Artwork

Tina Lilly

Tina Lilly is the Executive Director of Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA). She has served GCA for 14 years, most recently as the Grants Program Director. In that role, she managed all aspects of a $2 million grant program, including the distribution of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds in response to COVID-19, and the creation of both the Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities Grant programs. While at GCA, she also served as a member of the Tourism Resource Team with Explore Georgia and advised communities across the state on utilizing the arts for community and economic development.
Prior to her work with Georgia Council for the Arts, Lilly served as Executive Director of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Georgia, as Administrative Director at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, and as Managing Director at Live Bait Theatre in Chicago. She also worked as an Adjunct Professor at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, and a Freelance Director at various theatres in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York.
Lilly holds a Master’s in Fine Arts degree in directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University (formerly the Goodman School of Drama) and a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Birmingham-Southern College.