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A&E Atlanta Announces its Grant Recipients for 2023-2024

Twenty-one artists and arts organizations receive a total of $198,000 supporting projects and operations in Downtown Atlanta.

Arts & Entertainment Atlanta (A&E Atlanta) is pleased to announce the recipients of its fourth grant cycle. A&E Atlanta is dispersing a record $198,000 to twenty-one artists and arts organizations, representing a diverse spectrum of creative talent. The grant funds will support vital operations and the development of multidisciplinary projects and activations within downtown in 2024.

The grant program furthers A&E Atlanta’s mission of enhancing the vibrancy of Downtown Atlanta by championing local arts and culture. From public installations and education to performances and films, Downtown's burgeoning arts community is poised for yet another high-profile year.

At its very core, A&E Atlanta seeks to spotlight and uplift artists, specifically artists practicing in Atlanta, by leveraging the signage platform. The effort is managed by the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and self-funds its management and the art programming through revenue-sharing agreements with media companies within the district, which include Orange Barrel Media, and BIG Outdoor.

Grant Award Recipients
African Film & Arts Foundation Inc. | Almost Gaia | Amber Enadeghe |Artist Forum |Ashli J. Washington | Bent Frequency | Bernard Jackson | ChopArt | Elsewhere | ensemble vim |GSU Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery | Good Soil Production + Management | Fatou Bessem | Jimmy Joyner | Kiah Clingman | Lyrik London | Meaghan Novoa | Nathan Wallace | P. Faith Carmichael | SUBSUME | and Sundiata Rush.

“A&E Atlanta's grant funding has increased yearly, giving us a greater opportunity to showcase the local creative community and their work in Downtown Atlanta,” said Fredalyn M. Frasier, ADID’s Project Director of Planning and Urban Design, who oversees the initiative and its grants.

“We're excited to announce these twenty-one grantees and look forward to experiencing the soul of our city through the creativity of these talented artists.”

A&E Atlanta is a neighborhood activation and economic development project for Downtown Atlanta. The program fuses new outdoor media, art, and advertising to fund and present cultural and public space programming in the city’s core.


African Film & Arts Foundation Inc.
Organizational Support

Amber Enadeghe
Project Support: Therapeutic Art Series

Artist Forum
Operational Support: Art Engagement

Ashli J. Washington
Project Support: Film Documentary

Bent Frequency
Project Support: Chamber Music Showcase

Bernard Jackson
Project Support: Exhibition

Organizational Support: Homeless Youth Support

Project Support: Outdoor Exhibition

ensemble vim
Project Support: Commissioned Music/Concert

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery
Project Support: Printmaking & Photography

Fatou Bessem
Project Support: Art Exhibition & Artist Talk

Good Soil Production + Management
Project Support: Comedy & Improv Performance

Jimmy Joyner
Project Support: Dance Performance & Public Art

Kiah Clingman
Project Support: Film

Lyrik London
Project Support: Dance Performance

Meaghan Novoa
Project Support: Contemporary Dance Performance

Nathan Wallace
Project Support: Poetry Composition Series

Peter Flamming
Project Support: Public Art Installation

P. Faith Carmichael
Organizational Support: Visual Arts and Social Action

Organizational Support: Fictional Composition & Mixed Digital Mediums

Sundiata Rush
Project Support: Oral Histories & Lectures