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