Arts & CultureBlogCulture Briefs

Athens Arts Alliance Seeks Input from Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Flagpole is collaborating with other area arts organizations to gather information during this unprecedented time, which is striking our culture as well as our health. This “Athens Arts Alliance” is seeking to inform the local government on the challenges being faced by our creative community, many of whom have had their incomes reduced, eliminated or threatened during this COVID-19 crisis.

Please help us tell the story to our mayor, commissioners, city officials and our community by completing this brief, anonymous survey by Wednesday, Apr. 22.

Survey of ACC Artists’ COVID-19 Economic Impacts:

The Athens Arts Alliance is a new, informal network of arts professionals, who so far include representatives from the Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic program, tiny ATH gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the Athens Area Arts Council, the Athens-Clarke County Arts Division and Flagpole. Our shared goal is to advocate for artists impacted by COVID-19 and to propose ideas for public art, beautification projects, grants and other relief opportunities. Our hope is to accomplish this by working alongside the local government in shaping an Athens Resiliency Package that supports the local artist community. 

Responses to this survey will help us collect realistic impressions of how artists have been impacted. Responses will also provide invaluable insight into what relief opportunities are of the greatest interest and need.