TCP + CORE REACTION = Connected Awesomeness



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 inaugural 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 Rodriguez & Molly Rose Freeman that will be incorporated into the inspiration space!





(Atlanta, Georgia- 26 September, 2013)

The Creatives Project Proudly Announces
the 2013-15 Artist-in-Studio Recipients

press inquiries:

Lucha Rodriguez, Nick Madden, Fatimah Abdullah, Matthew Terrell, Angus Galloway, and Molly Rose Freeman at The Goat Farm Arts Center.

  The Creatives Project (TCP) is pleased to welcome its second group of "Artist-in-Studio" Residents. Each of the selected artists will serve Atlanta's community as mentors and teachers through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP) to provide arts education and outreach for youth and adults throughout the community. In exchange for two years of free studio space, the artists will complete much of their outreach service in partnership with TCP's nonprofit beneficiaries.

The 2013-15 CCHP Artists-in-Studio recipients are:

Fatimah Abdullah: animator
Molly Rose Freeman: painter & muralist
Jason Kofke: printmaker & mixed media artist
Lucha Rodriguez: mixed media artist
Matthew Terrell: photographer
*Angus Galloway: painter
*Nick Madden: mixed media artist


Chosen from a talented pool of over 40 applicants by TCP’s Portfolio Review Panel, the finalists represent a diverse and dedicated group, stylistically and otherwise. What each of these artists has in common, however, is a desire to not only further their talents, but also help others in doing so.

Two years is big commitment for TCP and its artists, but it there is comfort in longer residencies, and quality. For me, folding in new ideas and hammering out obstacles takes time. When a program is willing to commit to an artist by offering two years of studio space or housing in exchange for outreach, it empowers the artist to take a leadership role in their community." -Fatimah Abdullah

"The combination of openness and tactical support is critical to the creative process--not just in the arts community but in every community. There is something really inspiring about a program that knows how fruitful it can be to kick up dust to see where it lands.
I think that's where we find real discovery and understanding." -Molly Rose Freeman

TCP has a beautiful way of gathering artists from various backgrounds and providing them with a platform to easily enrich themselves and others within the local art scene. It presents new reasons and opportunities for creatives to stay in Atlanta." -Lucha Rodriguez

The Creatives Project is also very excited to announce David Courtright as TCP's Musical Curator. David is an Atlanta musician and poet, currently performing solo under the name Suno Deko. Prone to collaboration with artists from all walks of life, David has, for the third year in a row, been a part of TCP's annual exhibition, contributing music in collaboration with other musicians.

"TCP strives to create experimental environments in which musicians can musically expand while being exposed to new audiences. Over the past couple of years TCP has built quite a rapport with David through his involvement in our musical programming. We are excited to bring him on board as we continue to deepen our relationship with Atlanta's music community. We truly admire and believe in David's talent and vision and look forward to producing musical showcases under his direction."- Neda Abghari, TCP Executive Director

"I think what the Creatives Project has created for this city is really remarkable, and I have always jumped at the chance to be involved. They provide artists of all persuasions opportunities to explore possibilities outside of their comfort zones, and experiment and collaborate in a no-pressure environment. I am thrilled to be a part of the TCP family and look forward to helping expand our reach into Atlanta's music scene "- David Courtright 

Friday October 18th during TCP's Annual Exhibition and Benefit: MOMENTUM the community will welcome these new individuals to the TCP family as they support the organization's ongoing initiatives.

"Programs like these are absolutely necessary should Atlanta hope to grow its place in the international art and culture scene equal to that of its international commerce and business relations. To know that creative people in Atlanta have programs like TCP's, signals to all other industries that we are part of a healthy system." Jason Kofke



This year we are honored to include Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for The High Museum, as juror for “Best-in-Show”. Showcased will be works by TCP’s Artist-in-Studio Residents: Jerushia Graham, Justin Rabideau, Ashley L. Schick, Marcy Starz, and Nikki Starz, along with TCP Housing Residents: Gyun Hur, Andre Keichian, Masud “MAO” Olufani, and Charlie Watts as we welcome the 2013-2015 Artist-in-Studio residents! The celebratory event will also feature musical textures and installation curated by Suno Deko in collaboration with Amy Godwin. learn more & RSVP


This year we were privlideged to have the following individuals participate in our Artist-in-Studio Portfolio Review Panel. Thanks to their commitment to our process and mission this beautifully diverse group of artists were selected for our residency.

THANK YOU from the bottoms of our full TCP hearts: Laura Bell, Saskia Benjamin, Jerushia Graham, Matt Haffner, Jill Hall, Debra Hampton, Gene Kansas, Anne Lambert-Tracht, Elizabeth Labbe-Webb, Pam Longobardi, Sheila Pree-Bright, Molly Mackenzie, Laura Moody, Angela Moland-Wiggins, Rachel Reese, Stuart Shapiro, Cator Sparks, Preston Snyder, & Kelly Teasley!


TCP Studios and exhibition spaces are located at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.


TCP recieves Emory's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award

We are over the moon! TCP has been nominated and selected to receive Emory University's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award! We thank all of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers for making our work possible and Emory University for aknowledging our efforts!
Charlie Watts, Neda Abghari, Jerushia Graham, and Ashley L. Schick accept Emory University's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award on behalf of TCP.
Read an excerpt from Emory's Official press release below:
August 29, 2013

Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts announces the recipients of the 2013 Creativity & Arts Awards, recognizing Atlanta and Emory community members who have made significant artistic and administrative contributions to the arts.

Among the winners are Cathy Fox, founder and editor of; Neda Abghari, executive director of The Creatives Project; Marium Khalid of Saïah; gallery owner Yu-Kai Lin; and Professor Matthew Bernstein of Film and Media Studies.

The awards will be presented at the 6th Annual Creativity & Arts Soiree, September 6, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The soiree celebrates the beginning of the Arts at Emory season with performances and activities; it is free and open to the Atlanta community. 

Read more about this year’s award winners: 

Community Impact Arts Administrator: Cathy Fox

Cathy Fox is executive director and editor of ArtsATL and its chief art critic. ArtsATL was founded in 2009 and serves as the only news source for comprehensive coverage of the arts in Atlanta. Fox was art and architecture critic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 27 years, during which time she was Cox Writer of the Year, twice winner of Cox awards in criticism, and received Green Eyeshade Awards and an award from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Michigan. She was assistant curator of the Arts Festival of Atlanta's 1981 Site Works Program, has written for ARTnews and other publications, and is a co-author of Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Context, the first volume of Atlanta Art Nowdevoted to critical discussion of Atlanta's visual artists. She and her publication have significantly impacted countless arts organizations, artists, and the community as a whole.

Community Impact Artist: Marium Khalid

Marium Khalid, is a founding member of Saiah, an Atlanta-based performing arts group located at The Goat Farm. From Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, the United Arab Emirates to the United States, her family's relocation for business throughout her childhood shaped her. These experiences led her to major in drama at Kennesaw State University, and Khalid runs Saiah with her husband and KSU drama alumni Phillip Justman. She performed in "City of Lions and Gods" (2011), based on the experiences of her great-grandmother during the struggle for Pakistani independence, and she directed "Moby Dick" (2012). She received Arts Atlanta's 2011 Critics' Choice Award for best theatrical performance, and she was praised by the Prague Fringe Festival reviewers for her performance and 'sensitive and nuanced direction.'  Her 2012 production was mounted in a huge, decrepit warehouse, but was noted for being visually enthralling in its use of space.

Community Impact Organization: The Creatives Project

The Creatives Project offer arts education opportunities to under-served youth, as well as opportunities for long term housing, studio and art space residencies for artists. These artists in turn provide mentorship to young, under-privileged teens and teach them their crafts. Artists awarded with work space or housing must dedicate a portion of their time to structured youth-arts outreach, developed and overseen by Neda Abghari, executive director. These programs often target low-income communities or special-needs youth. With programs like the Capture Project, The City-Wide Art Supply Drive, photo-journalism projects with Jacob's Ladder Learning Center, and the Do Good Beautification Project in south Atlanta's Capitol View neighborhood, the organization has impacted over one-hundred students throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

Alumni: Yu-Kai Lin

A 2001 Emory graduate with a degree in music, Yu-Kai Lin is owner and director of Kai Lin Art. For more than a decade, he has worked with curators, architects and designers to collect art. Named 'Top 50 Most Creative Atlantans' and voted 'Best of Atlanta' by Jezebel Magazine, he is active in the Atlanta art community, and giving back to his alma mater as president of the newly formed affinity group Emory Alumni Creative (EAC). Kai Lin Art hosted the group’s first social event. He has served as a speaker for Emory’s industry night for undergraduates, and he also enjoys teaching piano.


The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts (CCA) advances the creation, scholarship and enjoyment of the arts. The CCA aims to make encounters with art and creativity cornerstones of the Emory experience by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, and participation.




2013 Summer Art Supply Drive Starts today!

it's that time again...

The 3rd Annual ATL Citywide Art Supply Drive

is JULY 1st- September 30th!


Just a few of the supplies collected from Binders Art Supply,
last year's most successful drop off location!

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.

last year's donations knocked our socks off!


Over twenty galleries, businesses, and hundreds of donors helped raise thousands of dollars worth of art supplies for Atlanta's youth! Supplies were donated to young ATL artists! Pictured above are some of the  supplies you donated... Kashi's KidsArt volunteers took art projects to two local children’s hospitals and portfolio care packages were presented to One Love Generation.. supplies and were also used in our arts programming throughout Atlanta

The supplies above will be used in launching One Love Generation's new youth studio in Liberia! With your help we will raise more supplies for local atlanta youth AND send more supplies over to Liberia by the end of the summer! READ MORE HERE

let's do it again!

Visit the following locations ALL SUMMER to see GREAT ART
and DROP OFF new and used ART SUPPLIES







graphite pencils, charcoal, pastels, india ink, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, carbon paper, tracing paper, blank sketchbooks, markers/sharpies, and all types of drawing paper: newsprint, bristol, etc.


paints: acrylic and watercolor (tubes & pans), various sized brushes, all types of canvas: boards, stretched, unstretched, watercolor paper, paper tape, palettes, sponges, & mural supplies: paint rollers & trays, drop cloths, & large brushes


waterbased inks, plexiglass, spray bottles, linoleum blocks, linoleum cutters, x-acto knives and blades, brayers, wooden spoons, silkscreens, photo emulsion, and squeegees


digital cameras: DSLR & point and shoots, camera bags & cases


construction paper, glue (sticks, rubber cement, elmer's, etc...), scissors, rulers, matt board, matt cutter and blades, tape (scotch, masking, painters), drawing boards, horses & easels.

SPECIAL REQUEST MATERIALS for TCP's outreach beneficiary: One Love Generation

35 sets of standard acrylic brushes
35 sets of drawing pencils (4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, etc.)
35 erasers
35 blending stumps
35 pencil sharpeners
35 sketchbooks
10 drawing boards
Acrylic paint (ROYGBV Black White)
Canvases of all sizes
All types of papers (bristol, marker, sketch, mixed)
Sharpies (all colors, all widths)
Paint markers (all colors, all sizes)
Spray paint (all colors)
Adhesives (elmers, hot glue, rubber cement, 3m spray)
Sculpting wire
Exacto knives

*please label your One Love donation "for OLG" and we will make sure it arrives to them safely!


please email us




The HeART house residency hits a bump(blaze) in the road.

TCP is buying a house! YES that's right! With financing support from a local patron we placed the property at 1474 Metropolitan Pkwy under contract for purchase as of late September 2012. We secured partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help with material and labor costs. As we waited patiently for the bank to complete repairs in preparation, we had no reason to believe the property would not close over the next week(s).


This morning Friday, Feb. 8th, at around 5:30AM the house caught fire. We are not sure what the cause of the fire was but the entire house was taken. 


Future site of TCP's HeArt House goes up in flames prior to closing. Image courtesy of John Spink,