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The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund is now accepting grant applications from arts organizations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis starting in early May.

“Many arts organizations are struggling due to the impacts of Covid-19 because of eliminated events, revenue losses, production cancellations and more,” the organization said in a press release. “What began as a health crisis has become an economic crisis, especially in the arts sector.”

The arts fund is overseen by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, which has decided to allocate immediate grant money to the more than 100 small and midsize arts groups with operating budgets of less than $2 million.

The grants will provide general operating support with priority given to organizations that are adversely affected by Covid-19. Traditionally, the process is a single grant cycle that spans multiple months. Because of the pandemic, the foundation has streamlined its process. Applications will be accepted every two weeks with funds given on a rolling basis.

In addition, funds from the A Place to Perform grant program will enable nonprofit performing arts groups that have had to cancel or postpone performances because of the pandemic to receive one-time grants of up to $5,000.

The arts fund is supported by a wide range of contributors, including the Fulton County Arts & Culture department. The fund was established by more than 100 donors who have built an endowment of more than $10 million.


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