The Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP)
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.
Artists are provided free studio space and subsidized housing. By bringing together a wide-array of artistic talent, CCHP forms an exceptional ecosystem that advances through dialogue. It is an open-network where artists interact daily, collaborate and build diverse connections. Each resident artist also receives customized professional development workshops and teacher training sessions. This platform not only enables TCP artists to create powerful bodies of work, but also to become advocates of social change and educational leaders in their respected fields. In exchange for housing and training, artists give back to the local community through our Community Arts Program (CAP).
The CCHP Artist-in-Studio provides long term (2 yrs.) studio spaces. (next call for submissions spring 2015)
The CCHP Artist-in-Residency provides long term (2 yrs.) subsidized residencies (next call for submissions spring 2016)
The CCHP Visiting Artist is provided a short term (1-3 mo.) residency, studio, & exhibition.
Each residency will provide students, teachers and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with it's artists. TCP encourages each artist to explore his/her discipline with students, teachers and community members through a variety of components that may include workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and mentorship.
The talents and special skills of all CCHP program participants will be utilized as each is required to give back to their local community through arts based outreach. Service hours will be completed through the Community Arts Program (CAP): TCP's arts education service program, in collaboration with our nonprofit affiliates.
All participants will be chosen through a juried selection process that includes and is not limited to portfolio reviews, studio visits, and interviews by the TCP Board of Directors and Advisory Board.
CCHP Artist-in-Studio Residency:
Provides six visual artists with free long term studio spaces and exhibition opportunites. 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 accomodate more applicants, two artists will be assigned to each studio.
- Note: Each applicant must be able to committ three hours one night a week to mentor a youth artist of OLG. Mentorship takes place at the Goat Farm Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
The Goat Farm Arts Center has established itself as one of Atlanta's largest performing & visual arts centers. Located in the Westside 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.
The Goat Farm studios pictured here depict the the types of studios rewarded through CCHP's Artist in Studio Residency Program included in the Stodja House platform.
Stodja House is the Goat Farm's support platform for artists-in-residence (both visual & performance). The platform provides free long-term studio & rehearsal space directly to artists as well as selected entities such as TCP that have created their own arts based mentorship/residency programs.
2011-13 "ARTIST IN STUDIO" RESIDENTS:
2013-15 "ARTIST IN STUDIO" RESIDENTS:
A partnership with Atlanta real-estate investment firm Pohl Real Estate and TCP patrons Edward and Liv Nyankori expands our residency to include two properties located in the historic west Atlanta neighborhood of Adair Park. This summer two local artists will be selected to receive subsidized housing beginning in the fall. The residency will allow each artist an extremely affordable live/work environment while engaging their creative skills for the greater good. In exchange, each recipient will complete four weekly hour of arts-based youth outreach through TCP's Community Arts Program (CAP). While in the program residents will also receive promotional support, exhibition opportunities and professional development.
- Note: Each applicant must be able to committ four hours one night a week to arts outreach with our outreach beneficiaries
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.
2012-14 RESIDENT ARTISTS:
THE C.A.P COMMUNITY LIASON:
This position was created for an indiviual possessing exemplary leadership skills and an unwaivering commitment to the arts community through personal outreach efforts in Atlanta. The CAP Community Liaison leads group instruction and activities with our outreach beneficiaries and also acts as a Resident Advisor to our "Artist in Studio" participants providing them with guidance and peer support throughout the course of the program.
"Creative minds, talented hands, and compassionate hearts--that’s what it looks like behind the scenes of The Creatives Project. Everyone connected with TCP cares profoundly about giving something of themselves to enrich others. This is a value I hold high and these are the kind of people I strive to work beside. I strongly believe that TCP’s programming, support and outreach is going to alter the direction of Atlanta’s art scene and make a viable impact upon the wider community. I’m so honored to be awarded the opportunity to join in this endeavor."
We are truly fortunate to have these great individuals active within our Atlanta community. Please take a minute to congratulate them. Support their work, attend their exhibitions, and get to know them as individuals. We have no doubt that this group will help to shape our city's creative landscape for years to come.
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