“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
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:
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.