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How the City of Atlanta is supporting Atlanta’s Art Community during Economic Challenges as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs we would like to share what the City of Atlanta is doing to support Atlanta’s non-profit arts sector and artists during this trying time.

In a national survey by Americans for the Arts, 91% of responding arts organizations indicated that they have cancelled one or more events. Many arts organizations have closed their doors for months to come. More than one-third of respondents expect to make reductions in staff; 26% have already reduced their creative workforce.

Similarly, Atlanta’s non-profit arts organizations are economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to support the non-profit arts sector at this vital time, the City of Atlanta through the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is committed to the following:

Public Art Commissions

We hope these efforts will provide some financial relief and comfort to the City’s art & culture ambassadors.