AJC EXCLUSIVE: Arts Fund grants to Horizon, Atlanta Celebrates Photography to help for long haul
The grants the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund is announcing today to Horizon Theatre Company and Atlanta Celebrates Photography are undeniably modest compared to the $38 million the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation gave the Woodruff Arts Center late last year.
Yet the $180,000 awarded to the Little Five Points theater troupe and the $160,000 given to the photography festival loom large for these long-time, midsized Atlanta arts institutions. And they may represent positive post-recession omens for other small to medium metro arts groups.
The two grants, being revealed exclusively in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, cap a pilot Arts Capitalization initiative launched by the Arts Fund in 2013 to improve the financial sustainability of Atlanta cultural groups.