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Arts writers in Atlanta get a big boost from Possible Futures

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  • Brittany Parris
  • Jeremy Abernathy, founder of BURNAWAY

The future of arts writing in Atlanta just got a lot rosier. Our friends at BURNAWAY and ArtsCriticATL as well as veteran critic Jerry Cullum were just named recipients of $30,000 grants from a brand new arts foundation, Possible Futures.

The foundation is yet another project from Louis Corrigan, best known as the founder of Flux Projects. In the press release, he says,

“The arts are an essential expression of our humanity, and thus their own end,... but they are also necessary for a civil society because they help us see new and better possibilities for how we might live. Meaningful arts criticism is vital in that it challenges artists to do their best work and helps a broad audience understand and appreciate that work.”

“Both ArtsCriticATL and BURNAWAY have put forward valuable new publication models,” said Corrigan. “These grants represent the foundation’s vote that sustainable arts criticism depends on a hybrid business model that must include not just support from advertisers but also broad community support from individuals and foundations committed to the arts, to their communities, and to the critical dialogues a civil society requires to sustain itself.”

“It’s my hope that the foundation’s recognition of these important critical voices will help validate their efforts so that they attract more widespread support."



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