DeKalb County answers call for support of our creative community

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The live music sector has been crippled by the pandemic. GMP would like to thank Dekalb County for providing CARES act funding to the Creative Arts Community to address this specific crisis. Dekalb County’s leadership is very valuable at this time of need. Here are the details of the program they announced this week:
District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson allocated $250,000 to launch the program, which will provide grants of up to $20,000 per recipient, based on documented financial impact.
The Spruill Center for the Arts and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will manage the program for the county’s Community Development Department and District 3.
The grants are limited to professional artists who reside in DeKalb County, who are at least 18 years old, in any artistic disciplines which includes – it is not limited to music as it also covers dance, drama, theater programs, creative writing, painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, folk arts, visual arts, media and other major art forms.
Online applications will be available beginning Oct. 19 on the websites of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center ( and Spruill Center for the Arts (
Additionally, if your music business operates in the City of Tucker, there are grants that can assist during this difficult time. See
GMP will continue to advocate for relief, grants and funding to help our professional community during this difficult time.  
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