The Athens Area Arts Council is excited to announce a new Emerging Black Artist Grant. This grant will award $1,000 to emerging Black artists (of any discipline) living in Athens, GA. 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.
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.
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.
Applications are due by September 2, 2020.