Our 2022-2023 Get Comfortable RFP is LIVE. CLICK HERE to begin your proposal. The deadline to submit your RFP is December 20.

In support of the Get Artistic mission to strengthen Athens, Georgia’s creative community, the DIY Fund exists to empower emerging artists as future leaders. 

Each DIY Fund cycle provides one local artist or art collective with $2,000 in grant funding to support collaborative, community-based projects. All DIY Fund finalists will receive a $250 stipend to participate in the DIY Fair: a science fair-style event that takes place at our downtown taproom and showcases each finalist’s project pitch in a fun, visual way.


Applicant Guide | Application

Please note that the fall 2021 DIY Fund cycle was postponed to 2022. Therefore, in 2022, there will be two DIY Fund cycles with DIY Fairs in the spring and fall. 


  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. 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.
  3. Questions? Email [email protected].