EDUCATION and OUTREACH
The Community Arts Program (CAP)
CAP is the arts education outreach program of The Creatives Project. TCP's CCHP Artists in Residence complete their service hour requirements through this program whose beneficiaries include Jacob's Ladder, One Love Generation, Perkerson Elementary School, VSA Arts of Georgia, and the youth of YO Boulevard .
This program is designed to educate and mobilize underserved communities. TCP takes a hands-on approach to its teaching initiatives and strives to develop long-term, personal relationships with its beneficiaries. By utilizing the talents and special skills of TCP resident artists, the CAP enables TCP artists to share their knowledge and give back by helping individuals and communities nurture their creative voices. TCP's CCHP Artists-in-Residence explore his/her discipline with students, teachers and community members through workshops, classes, lectures, discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events and mentorship.
We aim to develop arts education programming specifically for highly underserved neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta by offering CAP programming to schools, community centers and neighborhoods with very high concentrations of children living in low income situations who may also have disabilities or other developmental delays. In conjunction with entities such as Juvenile Services, the Department of Youth Corrections, and/or the Board of Education, these programs will also aim to help students develop a creative voice for externalizing issues that have led them to their current state. It is our belief that by giving these children the opportunity to explore alternate means of expression, they will learn to identify psychological triggers for violence and aggression, ultimately exploring the roots of their situation.
In conjunction with the educational program, a mentorship program has been developed to pair artists with at-risk youth, providing support and guidance for children to explore creative passions, ultimately building strong relationships that positively impact children's lives.
We aim to develop arts education programming specifically for our community at large through the creation and implementaion of an adult education program consisting of studio classes, workshops, lectures, and open studio visits conducted by CCHP residents.
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These portraits were created by our students during the Capture project.
This Creatives Project program is funded in partnership with VSA Arts of Georgia by the National Endowment of the Arts, Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and local citizens and businesses to support forty teenagers selected from four YO Boulevard area summer camps while engaging businesses along the street car path.
Participants experienced a one day portrait photography workshop to learn the fundamentals of storytelling through portrait photography. Each youth was paired with a TCP artist mentor as they embarked on a portrait scavenger hunt at participating businesses along the street car path. Each team will engage community members through interviews and photography. The experience was documented online and culminated with an exhibition of portraits and stories captured by each youth participant.
The Capture Project’s goal is to use technological integration as a medium to promote social responsibility, professionalism, and team building.
Our efforts are aimed at building new perspectives in communities that may struggle with outdated archetypes. Although many young people have been greatly empowered through technology, not enough of them have been exposed to effective ways of leveraging it. This program presents an opportunity for them to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them. Our volunteer staff of industry professionals will implement a focused curriculum covering the fundamentals of documentary arts. Students will be required to work collaboratively; each with his/her own specific set of responsibilities to uphold. It is our intention to encourage peer-to-peer recognition, and instill a consistent feeling of accomplishment amongst our participants.
This gallery includes behind the scenes photos and images and portraits created by our students.
Read more about the Capture Project HERE.
With the support of Creative Loafing and the Home Depot Foundation, TCP and the residents of the Capitol View (Manor) Neighborhood joined forces for the inaugural DO GOOD campaign. Our anti-littering project encourages residents to take pride in their streets while building healthy disposal habits amongst neighbors & youth.
TCP Resident Artists worked with the residents of CV(M) communities to design, plan, and execute this neighborhood beautification project while engaging neighborhood youth, residents, businesses and organizations. It is our hope to inspire and support the unity of our community through the involvement of fun art projects that brighten up our neighborhood! Read more about the DO GOOD PROJECT HERE and HERE.
TCP has created arts education programming around the development of a mural for the youth and staff of Perkerson Elementary School. Resident artists MAO and Brandon Sadler have worked closely with students to conceptualize, design, and install a large scale mural in the entry area of the school to help create a colorful, inspiring, and inviting atmosphere for students teachers, faculty, staff, and visitors. MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON
One Love Generation is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization empowering youth to inspire positive social change through art, service and awareness.
TCP artists share their talents and dedicate time to the development of a group of teen artists at OLG from September through May on a weekly basis for a total of 30 sessions.
Since 2011 our city's galleries, businesses, and hundreds of donors helped raise thousands of dollars worth of art supplies for Atlanta's youth!
Donate new and gently used art supplies at participating galleries & businesses this summer to help us expand our impact to include other invaluable programs that struggle with resources and to benefit 2013-14 outreach initiatives through TCP's Community Arts Program!
Jacob's Ladder is an SAIS-SACS accredited, SB-10 approved private school, serving students Pre-K through twelfth grade with any kind of neurological disorder - from Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy to a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders - although 60% of students have been diagnosed with Autism. They also offer the Jacob's Ladder Model of Intervention in their Therapy Center on an hourly basis.
CAP is currently working JLNSTC's "Openings" class, a small group of teenagers who express mid-high functioning levels of autism. We hope to use photography, printmaking, and ceramics to build their artistic and academic skills, as well as to encourage healthy social interaction with themselves and the environment.
In partnership with VSA arts of Georgia, our programming with Jacob's Ladder is provided under a contract with The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Check out their amazing work and the students' first gallery photography exhibition by clicking here!!
Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the amazing work our young people are doing to improve communities. Under the guidance of TCP resident artist Jerushia Graham, our students at Jacob's Ladder were awarded a Disney Friends for Change Grant to implement their project. The Hide and Seek Art project, is one of only three projects selected for a grant in the state of Georgia and we are very proud of them! Jerushia and her outreach students have chosen to use their art projects to give back to the community. For each project the boys have brainstormed and collaborated on their own to determine how their art projects will impact their communities. This project was a compilation of their ideas to promote exercise and health, recycling, accessibility to art, and family outings.
Learn more HERE and view the complete Hide and Seek Art image gallery here
TCP is so excited to help kickstart the very first year of The Southern Fried Supernova!
Our 2013-15 Artist-in-Studio Residents have been selected to represent the Arts for Atlanta’s innovation community. Core Reaction's inagural group will help to create "connected awesomeness" in Atlanta through a five-month community collaboration! We can't wait to see what they come up with!
Check out installations created by Lucha Rodriquez & Molly Rose Freeman that will be incorporated into the inspiration space!
THE WORLD IS YOURS: ART SUCCESS FROM ATLANTA; the first in a series of seminars developed by The Creatives Project (TCP) to help Atlanta artists gain access to more financial opportunities through the international arts arena.
Atlanta has an amazing and growing community of talented artists, and we have an incredible opportunity to become a leading international arts community. This series provides expert advice to help local artists build their international career based on efficient and unconventional strategies, shortcuts and valuable insights. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their international presence without leaving Atlanta and our burgeoning arts community will be able to retain the creative talent we’ve worked hard to nurture and support.
TCP has worked with the Parks Middle School Book Club to nurture reading and writing skills while expanding creative and cultural experiences. The children have participated in trips to exhibitions, museum visits and artist talks.