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Grants Overview

Get Artistic funds strategic grant proposals annually that contribute to the vibrancy of Athens’ creative community. Since launching in June 2018, the program has disbursed more than $34,000 in unrestricted grants to support both arts-focused nonprofits and individual artists serving the Athens area, which is funded primarily through the Get Artistic beer brand and associated merchandise.

2020 Grant Proposals 

We are no longer accepting proposals for Get Artistic 2020 partners (i.e., grant funding recipients; deadline to apply was Friday, July 17). In 2020, these partners will be selected in advance of the program’s season of emphasis (August – October). All proposals will be reviewed in partnership with our 2020 Advisory Council. For context, we invite you to review the Get Artistic 2020 Request for Proposals. Please direct any questions about the Get Artistic program to [email protected].

Note: We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 DIY Fund, which aims to help more Athenians love Athens by empowering artists to go beyond their individual practice and lead projects or events in the community.


Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of art does Get Artistic support?

Get Artistic supports a broad definition of “art” and “the arts.” In the past, Get Artistic has provided grants supporting the visual, musical, movement, film, and theater arts. For information about our past partners (i.e. grant funding recipients), please view the 2018 and 2019 wrap-up information online.

What types of proposals might be funded?

Proposals must be tied to a specific purpose, such as (but not limited to):

  • Nonprofits: Programming; outreach initiatives; investing in equipment
  • Individuals: Purchasing art supplies and/or equipment for a major project; funds to attend a residency; funds for professional development training or developing a specific artistic skill

Can people who work in Athens, but don’t live in Athens, apply?

Those who work in Athens but live in immediately surrounding counties may be considered. Funding is currently limited to nonprofits and individual artists based in Athens because we look to Athens-Clarke County’s 20-Year Action Agenda as our guide for how these funds can best serve the community.

Will the DIY Fund be returning this year?

Yes! In 2020, we have separated the DIY Fund— which is designed to support local arts collective projects or events (not affiliated with nonprofit agencies)– from the core Get Artistic grant program. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 DIY Fund through August 30.