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Fiscal Sponsorship: Lift Music Fund

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The AAAC is proud to support Lift Music Fund, an Athens-based scholarship organization, with fiscal sponsorship. Lift Music Fund helps underrepresented students overcome the barriers, financial and otherwise, to pursuing a career in music. The scholarship organization offers monthly microgrants (up to $250) to young underrepresented musicians as well as study and career planning resources […]

Black Artists Matter: Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Athens Area Arts (AAAC) council is now accepting applications from emerging Black artists for its Fall/Winter grant program. Applications are due September 2, 2020 and can be submitted online here: Emerging Black Artists Grant The AAAC will award a grant of $1,000 to emerging Black artists (of any discipline) living in Athens, GA. Preference […]

Athens Banner Project Artists Announcement

Inspired by public poster art of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the mid-20th century, the ATHENS BANNER PROJECT is a collaboration between the AAAC and the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA) to promote messages of resiliency, unity and support for our local culture and community. Congratulations to the Athens Banner Project artists: Marvella Castaneda Jess Dunlap Maximos […]