Artists Raising $$

Just a little FY… Through ArtsForce (our fiscal sponsorship program), Georgia-based artists have raised more than $50,000 in sponsorships and donations for projects that serve a public good.

The next deadline for fiscal sponsorship applications is April 15th (yeah, we know. Tax day.). Artists may apply for fiscal sponsorship through the C4 Atlanta website.

wheel 2 Live
WHEEL 2 LIVE; EMBRACING THE POSSIBILITIES BY FRANK BARHAM MUSIC LLC

 

You can read about the ends and outs of C4’s fiscal sponsorship program, ArtsForce, on our website. We often hear of a lack of funding for the arts in Georgia. Over the past year ArtsForce has offered a new platform for artists to raise funds from new donors to the arts. These artists have also demonstrated the impact of the arts to communities in new ways. As part of the ArtsForce program, artists may take classes focused on creating and maintaining budgets, and raising funds for their projects. These classes, called Financial Literacy 101 and Fundraising 101, have been offered to more than 50 artists over the past year.

In its first year, five sponsored artists have completed their projects, with another 11 artists actively seeking funds for their projects. These projects include:

  • Wheel 2 Live, a 302-mile musical tour across Georgia by jazz musician Frank Barham to provide access to quality wheelchairs to those who cannot afford one, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. So far Barham has raised over $7,000.
  • Current Collections, a large-scale public art sculpture made from reclaimed materials, built to raise awareness of the impact of trash on waterways and oceans. The project is being undertaken by a three person art collective, called Embodied Energy Studio. In less than one week, the collective has raised nearly $1,500.
  • Allusion, a temporary public art installation by Igor Korsunskiy, built for Elevate, a project of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. For this project, Korsunskiy raised $1,700.
  • Atlanta Maker Faire, a showcase and conference for creative technology enthusiasts, artists and others to show what they made and share what they learned. Through their fiscal sponsorship, Atlanta Maker Faire raised more than $20,000 in sponsorships and contributions.
  • Botanical Dwellings, a temporary public art installation by Rose Barron and Margaret Hiden, built for Art on the BeltLine. For this project, Barron and Hiden raised nearly $2,000.

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