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 will be given to underrepresented identities within the black community.
Each year two recipients will be honored; one in September and the other in April. Each session will last six months with an event at the end of the year to celebrate both artists. With this grant the AAAC hopes to make use of the current Black Lives Matter movement to add more Black voices to our artistic spaces and to reiterate the value of art in our cultural conversation.
This award will be accompanied by a curated mentorship with a professional artist based in Athens for each grant recipient. Each mentor and mentee will work together on a project of their own choosing.