The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund held its annual meeting in December, when it gave away $1 million in grants to 12 arts groups.
The fund has been instrumental in stabilizing Atlanta's small- and mid-sized arts organizations.
Twenty-two years ago, the Atlanta Arts community was split between the haves and the have-nots. There was the Woodruff Arts Center and then … everyone else.
To balance the scales the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund was launched in 1993, and to date, it has given out more than $11 million to promote the arts at all levels.