COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funding to the Arts Community

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COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funding to the Arts Community

July 17, 2020
Second Round Deadline: July 31, 2020

Fulton County Arts and Culture (FCAC) is pleased to announce the awarding of the first round of COVID-19 Relief Funding to the arts community totaling close to $1 million. This funding was made possible through the generous support of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, which approved $1.5 million in total funding to the Department of Arts & Culture to create the Virtual Arts Initiative, a competitive award for individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is designed to provide financial support to sustain the cultural infrastructure of the local economy.  View the complete list of those awarded in the first round.

Additionally, FCAC is happy to also announce round two of funding to focus solely on individual artists and creative entrepreneurs. The Small Business Relief Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs to support ongoing efforts to expand artistic services to the community.  Eligible applicants must live or work in Fulton County.

“Fulton County’s creative community is vibrant, resilient and a cornerstone of our local economy,” said Lionell Thomas, FCAC Director.  “The arts community is extremely thankful to the Board of Commissioners and County leadership for recognizing the therapeutic value of the arts and its profound impact on our well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  

Individuals interested in applying to the second round should review the guidelines available at and contact the Department of Arts and Culture to verify eligibility. Staff members are available to assist organizations throughout the application process. Applications open July 17, and must be submitted online July 31, by 11:59 p.m. Applications must be completed and submitted through the WebGrants System: Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

For more information and registration, please visit www.fultonarts.orgor call 404-612-5780. 

View the Small Business Relief Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs guide here.