AthFest Educates is a non profit organization committed to sustaining and advancing music and arts education for youth in Athens-Clarke County. To fulfill our mission, we produce two annual fundraisers, the AthFest Music & Arts Festival and the AthHalf Half Marathon. The proceeds from these events fund the organization’s bi-annual grant-making efforts.

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AthFest Educates Awards $25,000 in Fall 2016 Grants!

Athfest Educates awards over $24,000 in grants to local teachers and community educators for music and arts education.

Grant Awarded to Lyndon House

AthFest Educates awarded a grant to the Lyndon House Arts Center and artist David Hale to create the AthFest 20th Anniversary Mural.

Free Kishi Bashi Performances for Youth

AthFest Educates partnered with violinist Kishi Bashi to bring free performances to over 5,100 youth at Clarke County Schools.

2016 - 2017:

Announcing the 2016 - 2017 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following programs and schools who qualified for AthFest Educates grants.

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We Produce Two Annual Events as the Key Fundraisers for our Programs.