“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
Place attachment theory—describing the emotional bond between a person and a place—suggests that the more an individual comes to love their city, the greater their eventual civic engagement. Studies show that this phenomenon has both well-defined inputs and outputs, one predictor of place attachment being a thriving creative economy (scroll down to learn more).
A year-round program with a seasonal emphasis—typically in early fall—Get Artistic supports the local arts community through the following outlets:
Since the program’s earliest beginnings in 2017, we’ve mobilized $222,106 to help artists thrive in the Athens community. $63,766 of that has been disbursed through our grant program, which you can read about here.