Nineteen arts nonprofits — from theaters to dance companies to art museums — will soon receive grants of $10,000 to $25,000 from New York-based WarnerMedia, which includes HBO, Turner and Warner Bros., and is owned by AT&T.
The Covid-19 Relief Fund, as it’s called, will provide a total of $250,000 to small- and medium-size arts and culture institutions in Atlanta, giving them resources to elevate storytelling and continue creating in the midst of unknown futures. In addition to its Covid-19 relief, WarnerMedia and AT&T have pledged to commit about $750,000 in general support to Atlanta artistic and cultural institutions throughout 2020.
“We believe storytelling is a vehicle for impact and social change,” WarnerMedia senior vice president Dennis Williams said in a press release. In total this year, the conglomerate is investing more than $100 million in Atlanta’s storytellers, he said.
Most of the nonprofits receiving grants shuttered sometime in March. Since then, they’ve been sharing their work via free and/or paid online programming that ranges from entertainment to education to virtual museum tours and more.
Recipients of the Covid-19 Relief Fund grants, in alphabetical order, are:
- Actor’s Express
- Atlanta Ballet
- Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
- The Atlanta Opera
- C4 Atlanta
- Center of Puppetry Arts
- Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
- Dance Canvas Balletique
- Hammonds House Museum
- Horizon Theatre
- Moving in the Spirit
- National Black Arts Festival
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Serenbe Playhouse
- Synchronicity Theatre
- Theatrical Outfit
- TILA Studios
- True Colors Theatre Company
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