ARTS ATL is the recipient of Fulton County’s virtual arts initiative grant. The project, titled Serendipity, will be an original video series centered on a reflection of America, its celebrations, and its shortcomings. The project’s theme will be “Our Hopes for The Future,” highlighting the fundamental idea of hope and how it determines and shapes our future. We aim to explore the cross-section between the arts an increased quality of life and how these can shift perspectives.
We will begin by putting out a call for artists to submit their work to us in video form. Each submission will highlight the artistic disciplines of design, theater, visual art, literature, film, television, or music, ARTS ATL’s primary focus areas. Lev Omelchenko, the director of indie films such as Birth of Pleasure and Rent Strike, will function as our creative consultant and editor.
Arts Atlanta will award selected works $540 based on the following award categories. The remaining selected works will receive an equally divided award based on the remaining allocated budget.
- Best Screenplay
- Best Non-fiction editing
- Best Fiction Editing
- Best Original Soundtrack
- Best Acting
- Best Director
- Most Serendipitous
- Best Experimental Film
Submissions can be up to 50 minutes in length, and each artist can submit more than one piece of work. Submissions will open on October 15, 2020, and close on November 20th, 2020, at midnight. Winners will be notified by November 27, 2020.
UPDATE: We have broadened our topic to include not only hopeful content but content that generally matters or holds value in terms of artistic merit and or social commentary.
Submit your work here.