We love our Patrons!
The Creatives Project recently had a chance to catch up with Scott Pohl, the patron behind our current call for submissions. Thanks to our recent partnership with Pohl Real Estate, this fall two local artists will be selected to share a three-bedroom EarthCraft-renovated home located in the historic west Atlanta neighborhood of Adair Park. Through a subsidized lease, the residency will allow each artist an extremely affordable live/work environment while engaging their creative skills for the greater good.
Thank You Scott! We truly appreciate your support and are so excited about the expansion of our residency program through your generosity. TCP & ATL love you!
TCP Patron Scott Pohl of Pohl Real Estate at one of his properties
where EarthCraft renovations are about to begin!
How long have you been living and working in the Atlanta Area?
I have been living in Georgia for 36 years. Our family real estate business started in 1988 with approximately five college student rental units in the West End (near Morehouse college). Within ten years we grew our business to 48 student rental units. For the first 20 years, I worked on a part-time basis alongside my father. In 2004, I was also working for Touchstone Homes building EarthCraft homes in Tributary/Douglasville, Georgia.
How did you hear about TCP's residency program?
Pohl Real Estate has been investing in West Atlanta for the past 30 years. In 2009, Pohl Real Estate was one of 12 Atlanta developers awarded funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Having partnered with the City of Atlanta/NSP, Pohl Real Estate has expanded into the Historic West End and the Adair Park neighborhoods. Pohl's recent NSP homes are all renovated to EarthCraft guidelines (using "Green Grant" funding assistance from Enterprise Community Partners/Home Depot). All NSP properties are rented within the Federal rental income guidelines provided by HUD and NSP - as a result, tenants realize amazing rental rates on energy efficient EarthCraft certified homes.
The Creatives Project (TCP) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit arts organization with a mission to enrich and strengthen the local community through quality arts-based education and outreach, while celebrating and elevating the city’s visual and performing artists. In 2011, TCP introduced its Artist-in-Residency program which continues to expand its reach with the support of local businesses, volunteers, and patrons. Through uniting the arts, education, community, and commerce TCP builds strong foundations and partnerships further enabling arts eco-systems to flourish.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE August 15th 2012 12:00 AM EST
• Wed. Aug 15th 2012 12:00 AM EST Deadline for 2012 submission
• Mon. Sept 17th private announcement of recipients
• Thurs. Sept 20th finalists’ phase two materials due
• Mon. Sept 24th public announcement of residents
• Fri. Oct 19th Annual TCP Resident Exhibition
• Late Oct/early Nov residents move in
• Resident outreach begins in October