Get Artistic 2021 launched Friday, August 20th! CLICK HERE to learn more.

The Get Artistic DIY Fund exists to empower emerging artists as future leaders.
Each DIY Fund cycle awards one local artist, or art collective, $2,000 in funding to support
collaborative, community-based projects. DIY finalists receive a $250 stipend to participate in
the DIY Fair: a science fair-like event at our Athens taproom which showcases each finalist’s
project pitch. Customers cast their votes, which are tallied to determine a recipient.

 


 

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Rules & Guidelines: Applicants must be artists (curator, visual artist, performer, writer, filmmaker, etc.) based in the Athens area and 18 years or older. Applicants may not submit more than one application per cycle. This opportunity is specially designed to support independent projects not affiliated with a nonprofit agency or commercial business. 
  2. Each finalist will receive a $250 stipend to support their participation in the DIY Fair (TBD date in spring of 2022).
  3. For one week following the DIY Fair, we’ll collect public votes for Athenians’ favorite DIY projects to help inform Creature Comforts’ selection of the DIY Fund winner.

 


 

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Applicant Guide | Application

Questions about the DIY Fund? Contact us at [email protected].
Applications close on February 1, 2022.

 


 

2020 DIY FUND WINNER:
CLASSIC CITY WAX 2

Montu Miller, organizer of Classic City Wax 2, received the $2,000 DIY Fund award to produce the second edition of the “Classic City Wax” series. This vinyl compilation album features performers from Athens’ dynamic hip hop community, serving as a time capsule for the current music scene. It serves as a platform for underrepresented artists and aims to shift the narrative about music in Athens to be more inclusive of the diverse sounds of our city. This “Athens-centric” project features a dozen local musicians, recorded locally, with 500 vinyl albums pressed by Kindercore.

 


 

2020 DIY FUND RUNNER-UP:
THE MENTAL HEARTH

As part of our initiative to increase our community support in 2020 in light of the devastating impact of COVID-19, we issued a one-time Runner-Up award of $1,000 to Nate Mullet, the artist behind The Mental Hearth. This series of online interviews with local artists explores the role of mental health in artists’ daily lives and in their artwork.

The Mental Hearth + Nate Mullet