COVID-19 Creative Economy Recovery Program Final Presentations

Feb 25, 2021 4:00PM—6:00PM


Online! Via Zoom

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A picture depicting Artist Sierra Kings' Collaboration with TSK Prep. An artist assists a child by holding a triangular shaped wood piece straight on a a wooden table so that the child can drill holes into the wood piece. The artist is an adult man with dreadlocks wearing a white tshirt. The child is only seen from the neck to the hips, and is wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. They are holding a red drill with black buttons. The people are working a shop or studio of some kind.
Final Project Presentations: Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:00PM – 6:00 PM

Find out more about projects our pilot artists have created for local Atlanta businesses. Register now to attend the final presentation of our pilot cohort of artists!

Artists will present the culmination of their creative project collaborations with local small businesses for COVID-19 recovery. A talkback panel with all participating artists and businesses will follow after the presentations.

Case for Support

The Atlanta Arts & Culture community has taken a tremendous blow since the realities of COVID-19 forced social distancing into our reality as a city. C4 Atlanta’s two COVID-19 impact surveys in April and June 2020 showed an extensive financial impact on artists’ livelihoods and tremendous uncertainty for the future. Additionally, many small businesses in our community have also been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Our Solution

In November 2020, C4 Atlanta piloted the COVID-19 Creative Economy Recovery Program.  10 artists were identified who would provide creative solutions to small businesses recovering from COVID-19 impact. With the help of creative entrepreneur Richard Dunn and Village Market ATL, each artist was paired based on their skill set, the needs of business owners, and compatibility of personality and work style.

Projects focused on small interventions that could be completed in 3 months or less for maximum impact. Both artists and businesses were paid for their participation, paid at regular intervals. These projects provided creative workers with regular, dependable income. For business owners, the projects provided creative deliverables to help with their most challenging issues.