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A&E Atlanta Announces 2023-24 Grant Recipients

December 21, 2023

Arts & Entertainment Atlanta (A&E Atlanta) is pleased to announce the recipients of its fourth grant cycle. A&E Atlanta is dispersing a record $198,000 to twenty-one artists and arts organizations, representing a diverse spectrum of creative talent. The grant funds will support vital operations and the development of multidisciplinary projects and activations within downtown in 2024.

The grant program furthers A&E Atlanta’s mission of enhancing the vibrancy of Downtown Atlanta by championing local arts and culture. From public installations and education to performances and films, Downtown's burgeoning arts community is poised for yet another high-profile year.

At its very core, A&E Atlanta seeks to spotlight and uplift artists, specifically artists practicing in Atlanta, by leveraging the signage platform. The effort is managed by the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and self-funds its management and the art programming through revenue-sharing agreements with media companies within the district, which include Orange Barrel Media, and BIG Outdoor.

Grant Award Recipients

African Film & Arts Foundation Inc. | Almost Gaia | Amber EnadegheArtist ForumAshli J. Washington | Bent Frequency | Bernard Jackson | ChopArt | Elsewhere | ensemble vim | GSU Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery | Good Soil Production + Management | Fatou Bessem | Jimmy Joyner | Kiah Clingman | Lyrik London | Meaghan Novoa | Nathan Wallace | P. Faith Carmichael | SUBSUME | and Sundiata Rush.

“A&E Atlanta's grant funding has increased yearly, giving us a greater opportunity to showcase the local creative community and their work in Downtown Atlanta,” said Fredalyn M. Frasier, ADID’s Project Director of Planning and Urban Design, who oversees the initiative and its grants.

“We're excited to announce these twenty-one grantees and look forward to experiencing the soul of our city through the creativity of these talented artists.”

A&E Atlanta is a neighborhood activation and economic development project for Downtown Atlanta. The program fuses new outdoor media, art, and advertising to fund and present cultural and public space programming in the city’s core.