DeKalb Provides CARES Act Funding to Arts and Culture Community

Dekalb County

DeKalb County announces its Arts and Culture Relief Grant, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to support professional artists who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson allocated $250,000 to launch the program which will provide grants of up to $20,000, 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, but is not limited to music, 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 (

For more information, contact one of the following: