What is the COVID-19 Creative Economy Recovery Program?

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.

Join us for our final presentations!

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

Questions? Email for more information about this program.

Register for the 2021 Final Presentations!

See what artists have accomplished for Atlanta community businesses.

Final Presentation

Date: February 25, 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Virtual! This program will be shared via Zoom, but you must register.*

Price: Free! Open to the Public.


*This program will be recorded, but only those that register will receive the recording.

Initial funding for the COVID-19 Creative Recovery Program was generously provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Additional Project Partners include Village Market Atlanta and Richard Dunn.


Pilot Program Artist Contributors

Ash Nash
Ashley Dopson
Briana St. Holder
C Flux Sing (Craig Singleton)
Erin Washington
Kimberly Binns
Melissa Alexander
Richard Dunn
Shoccara Marcus
Sierra King