Savannah Art Informer Receives $1,000 DNA Grant

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Art Rise Savannah is excited to announce that its online arts magazine, the Savannah Art Informer, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Downtown Neighborhood Association to develop its new Artist Spotlight series. The awarded grant will be used to “spotlight” individual artists living and working in the downtown Savannah area via published interviews, essays and articles.

“The Artist Spotlight series began in January of this year. So far, less than 10 artists have been spotlighted, but with the DNA grant’s help, SAI will be able to pay more writers, spotlight more artists, and bring the work of local artists to a broader audience,” said SAI editor-in-chief Kayla Goggin.

“We’re incredibly excited to expand the program. With the funds from the DNA grant, we’ll be able to continue the Artist Spotlight series throughout 2016,” Goggin continued.

In their announcement letter to Art Rise Savannah, the DNA board emphasized their dedication to supporting the local art community, adding in a short aside, “We are pleased to participate in this project.”

Representatives from Art Rise Savannah and the Savannah Art Informer will be in attendance at the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s annual member picnic at the Ships of the Sea Museum on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30pm to officially accept the grant award.

Now in its second year as a weekly publisher of art news, the Savannah Art Informer has made Savannah’s local art community accessible to thousands of people across the region and country. With a growing readership of approximately 2,000 unique visitors per month, the Savannah Art Informer is Savannah’s only publication dedicated to artist interviews and art critique.