Possible Futures gives grants for arts sites
The Atlanta-based foundation Possible Futures has awarded $20,000 challenge grants to online arts publications ArtsCriticATL.com and BURNAWAY.org. The grants are designed to encourage each to continue coverage of Atlanta’s arts scene while providing incentive for others to support them, too.
Louis Corrigan, founder of the private non-profit foundation, said the two arts sites “have become key components of Atlanta’s broader cultural dialogue at an exciting time in the development of the city’s arts ecology.
“Meaningful arts criticism is vital,” he continued, “in that it challenges artists to do their best work and helps a broad audience understand and appreciate that work.”
The commitment is part of Possible Futures’ $100,000 initiative in 2011 to foster critical writing and dialogue about Atlanta’s arts. That initiative includes the early November publication of “Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape,” the first book in a planned biennial series (information: www.atlantaartnow.com).
The grants cover general operations, including paying writers and editors for their work. The ArtsCriticATL challenge deadline is Dec. 31. BURNAWAY’s deadline is April 30. Both sites have tools that allow donations. HOWARD POUSNER
Architect’s Polites’ coastal view
Atlanta architect Peter Polites’ creativity can’t be contained in all the homes, office buildings and luxury condo interiors he’s designed. He’s also a landscape painter, and an exhibit of his seascapes, “Waves,” continues through Nov. 5 at the Millennium Gate and Museum at Atlantic Station (17th and State streets). He’s leading a tour of the show at 2 p.m. Saturday, and museum admission is free all afternoon, as is two hours of parking at the Twelve Hotel. 404-881-0900, www.thegateatlanta.com. HOWARD POUSNER