We acknowledge the obstacles to becoming a self-supporting artist in today’s market, and we therefore wish to leverage our business to remove some of these barriers. In concert with our purpose to create enjoyable experiences, to inspire others to pursue their passion, and to encourage people to care for their community, we launched the Get Artistic program in June 2018 to support the local arts community.
Specifically, this program aims to serve artists by offering the following avenues of support:
Finally, we seek to continue developing relationships with in-market arts organizations and venues to affirm that we are a company who ‘walks our talk’—committed to help others pursue their passion.
Get Artistic funding will be generated through specific beer brands and merchandise, as well as a percentage of our onsite exhibition sales. Throughout the year, once a baseline funding target is hit, we will publish a strategic grant proposal to create opportunities for local artists to both continue their work and sustain their livelihood.
Header image: Greetings from Creature Comforts by Taylor Shaw, acrylic on wood panel, 2019. Commissioned for Creature Comforts’ 5 Year Anniversary in April 2019, the painting is now permanently on view in Creature Comforts’ downtown Athens taproom.