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Art is Important 

Art is Important is an outreach program focused on encouraging youth and society to support and participate in artistic expression with a focus on low-income communities in Athens-Clarke County.


AI believes that art is essential to a healthy Quality of Life as defined by the World Health Organization. This concept is supported by the engaged theory outlined in the journal of Applied Research in the Quality of Life. We curate culturally diverse events each year and award grants to worthy young creatives in the name of art.

Currently, we are mentors through the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement's mentorship program. In 2023, we hope to expand our mentorship and acquire 10 workstations, 10 microphones, 10 audio interfaces, and 10 DSLR cameras. This equipment acquisition will allow us to facilitate more students at once. We are open to receiving equipment and monetary donations to achieve this goal.

We are accepting donations via our Open Collective page but we are also using funds received from our services to reach our goals. We hope to service our community by way of production services, marketing, consultations, and more. 


Art is Important Magazine is a zine purposed for literary and artistic expression. This zine will release on a bi monthly schedule starting January 2023. Limited edition hard copies will be available for sale while the free digital copy is available online. Get a magazine sent to your door by signing up as a "Backer" on our Open Collective page. 

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