Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Mission: The Creatives Project (TCP) is a nonprofit arts organization headquartered at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It is our mission to enrich and strengthen local communities through quality arts-based education and outreach, while celebrating and elevating the city’s visual and performing artists. Through our Community Arts Program (CAP) and our Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP) we provide educational programs enabling artists to give back through youth and community outreach; provide a mentor program partnering artists with youth to nurture the city’s creative future; provide living, studio, and exhibition space through our Artist-in-Residency program; support artists’ exposure and access to new audiences nationwide.Through uniting the arts, education, community, and commerce we build strong foundations and partnerships further enabling arts eco-systems to flourish.
CCHP is the Artist-In-Residency program of The Creatives Project (TCP). We are dedicated to supporting the day-to-day lives of creative individuals. Understanding the financial stresses associated with pursuing a career in the arts, it is our mission to offer creatives various levels of support while nurturing the arts eco-system through arts education service.
Cost: Provides six visual artists with free long term studio spaces and exhibition opportunities. In exchange, each of the selected artists will complete youth arts outreach with. The studios and exhibition space are located at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In order to accommodate more applicants, two artists will be assigned to each studio.
Application Fee: n/a
Number of Artists: Up to 6 visual artists
Accommodations: The Goat Farm Arts Center has established itself as one of Atlanta’s largest performing & visual arts centers. Located in the West Side Arts District of Atlanta, the Center has multiple performance and exhibition halls and hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theater performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library/cafe and an education center. Also newly added, a cafe/library, an on-site organic farm, an education center, a 5000 square foot sprung floor for contemporary dance and newly built creative studios now occupied by more than 300 artists.
Two local artists will be selected to share a three-bedroom Earth Craft-renovated home located in the historic west Atlanta neighborhood of Adair Park. The residency will allow each artist an extremely affordable live/work environment while engaging their creative skills for the greater good. Each recipient will complete arts-based youth outreach through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP) whose beneficiaries include VSA Arts of Georgia, Jacob’s Ladder, and One Love Generation. While in the program residents will also receive promotional support, exhibition opportunities and professional development.
Length of Stay: Long-Term Studio Spaces (2 years)
Demographic/Medium: National/Local-Based Artists, Mixed Media
Deadline: TBA (Summer 2014/2015)