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“If you are trying to build a community, you need the arts at the community development table.”
-Jason Schupbach, Former Director of the National Endowment for the Arts


 

Removing Obstacles

The Problem: Complex problems demand creative solutions. But creative people often don’t have the support they need to contribute to community-wide change.

The Belief: Investing in individual artists is critical for building a community’s ability to practice creative problem-solving.

The Solution: We work to remove obstacles for artists to empower creative people to be the change they want to see in their community.

With year-round activities, Get Artistic collectively refers to the many ways we invest in the local creative economy:

  1. Time: Participating in arts advocacy forums: CREATE Athens; Athens Cultural Affairs Commission; Georgia Council for the Arts
  2. Space: Curating onsite exhibitions, performances, and arts enrichment
  3. Money: Funding a rotating Artist-in-Residence program to provide stability, visibility, and mentorship to emerging artists

Since the program’s e 2017 launch, we’ve invested $223,959 to help artists thrive in the Athens community, $63,766 having been disbursed through either direct patronage or grantmaking.