Today is GA Gives Day! Support TCP's Capture Project!

Did you know today is GA gives day, the day when everyone in Georgia comes together raise money to support local charities?

MAKE A DONATION BELOW AND WE WILL SAVE YOU A SEAT AT DINNER!

YOUR Contibution will support: The CAPTURE Project.

Since 2011, TCP's residency program has served 22 artists who have given 4,992 arts service hours to help over 130 underserved youth realize their creative dreams through one-on-one professional artist mentorship. Your year-end contribution will enable us to continue our efforts and expand our reach. Thank you for your support!

After a successful launch this summer we aim to expand The CAPTURE Project which will continue to engage youth in the O4W community and equip them with necessary skills to make photographs connecting them to a rapidly disappearing culture. Gentrification has resulted in the displacement and loss of oral and cultural history. Over the next 2 years, we expect to reach approximately 400 children between the ages of 12-16 and ignite them with a heightened sense of social responsibility through the visual arts. The foundational focus of the CAPTURE Project is to use photography as a medium for underserved youth to preserve the past and guide the future of their surrounding neighborhood.

“Peggy” | O4W Resident photographed and interviewed on Auburn Ave by Joselin ; Age 12. “In the movie theaters we used to have to sit in the balcony. We had separate restaurants and our restaurant was not air conditioned. It was quite different from now Joselin it was very hard. The schools were separate but our teachers worked hard to teach us. Our books were handed down from the white schools. Sometimes the pages were torn out so we had to share. We did well with what we had because all of us scored above our grade level.”

The participants in the CAPTURE Project — student photographers, interviewees, exhibit hosts and attendees, partnering organizations, and policy makers — will make connections. By selecting exhibit hosts and partners such as Ponce City Market and The SoundTable, the CAPTURE Project aims to highlight the people whose names, faces, and stories will be impacted by the changes in O4W.

By sustaining the quality of the social community, not just a physical community, among  long-time residents and newer residents, the CAPTURE Project creates a bridge between neighbors. While languages, religious beliefs, ethnicities, and identities differ, our hope is that their communal goals are congruent and our project will further align them.

TCP Mentors, mentees, and partners at the "Capturing Community" youth exhibition

MAKE A GA GIVES DAY DONATION BELOW AND WE WILL SAVE YOU A SEAT AT DINNER!

The Creatives Project will host an intimate dinner gathering in partnership with SOFIA XIV. As this amazing year comes to a close, we are honored to offer an elevated incarnation of TCP’s traditional “family potlucks” shared among the artist into a gourmet farm to table meal prepared by Italian Chef Luca Barolli of Parma, Italy.  

Following a wine reception courtesy of Hayes Valley wines and a special performance by TCP music curator Suno Deko, Chef Barolli will present a four course dinner paired with Farmer's Organic Gin craft cocktails

DATE: Friday, December 12th 

TIME: 7:00 pm | Wine Reception 

           8:00 pm | Dinner is Served

VENUE:  The Goat Farm Arts Center | 1200 Foster Street | Suite 20 | Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Your minimum $85 year-end tax-deductible gift to TCP will reserve your spot at our dinner table. Please note space is limited to 20 guests. 

"I'm feeling generous: Make me a DONOR!"

"I'm feeling EXTRA generous. Make me a PATRON!"

"I'm generous & my friends are hungry! Make me a BENEFACTOR!"

"I can't attend dinner, but I love TCP!!!"

DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Checks can be made payable to:

The Creatives Project

PO BOX 950331

Atlanta Ga 30377

TCP's 2014-2016 Residency recipients announced!


2014-16 Housing Residents: Spencer Murrill, Megan Mosholder, and Namwon Choi outside the Metropolitan Apartment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta, Georgia- 25 September, 2014)

The Creatives Project Proudly Announces the
2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency Recipients


press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org
 
The Creatives Project (TCP) is proud to announce the recipients its second  "Artist in Residence" cycle for Atlanta's only residency opportunity to grant local artists with subsidized housing. In exchange, 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. The residents will complete much of their outreach service in partnership with TCP's nonprofit beneficiaries: One Love Generation and VSA Arts of Georgia.
The 2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency recipients are:

Namwon Choi: painter
Megan Mosholder: mixed-media installation artist  
 Spencer Murrill: painter/ muralist

Chosen from a talented pool of applicants by TCP’s Artistic Advisory Board, the finalists are a diverse 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.
I find myself most productive when I empty my creative vessel in order to fill it with new experiences and challenges. To let my creativity flow, the knowledge I have acquired through my studio practice must be shared. This process clears my mind for the next inflowing innovative ideas for my art to come. The meaning of the word, ‘teacher’ in Korean is she who learned ahead.  The TCP Outreach program is to fill in the gap between local artists and the local audience those who in need of artist as educators. -Namwon Choi
 
I believe that there is strength in community. Being a TCP artist ensures that I will be more closely united with the Atlanta artist community and through that network, my practice will be nurtured and have space to grow.  Residency programs are hugely important because not only do they give artists time and space to work and think but also they provide artists with a sense of community.  Residencies have not only nurtured my practice but my sense of self as an artist. The overall network I have developed as a result of my residency attendance has given me some of the strength I have needed to preserver in this very difficult state of establishing my emerging career. After living without a studio space for the past year, I cannot wait to get into my TCP studio/home and get to work!  I look forward to working with Atlanta’s youth and encouraging them to use art as a way to express themselves.- Megan Mosholder
 
Friday October 10th during TCP's 4th Annual Exhibition and Benefit: CONTINUUM  the community will welcome these new individuals to the TCP family as they support the organization's ongoing initiatives.
One of the primary challenges for a working artist is to acquire the time, money, and space to make their work. The TCP residency program provides very affordable housing which relieves me of a lot of these pressures. It is oftentimes difficult to know how to market oneself and what opportunities to invest time into. I consider programs like TCP to be a gesture that many emerging artists benefit from. It allows entry into a community that supports them, and gives them a chance to give back. Working independently for long stretches can be very isolating. I am excited about the opportunity to get involved with a growing community of interesting people and the larger art community in Atlanta.  Programs like this remind me that people do care about art, what I can bring to it, and that the energy I put out always comes back in the best way.- Spencer Murrill

READ TCP's INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS HERE
VIEW ARTISTS' PORTFOLIOS HERE

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PATRONS WHO MAKE THIS RESIDENCY POSSIBLE:

Edward and Liv Nyankori

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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. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH OUR POHL REAL ESTATE HERE

 

The High Museum of Art Acquires drawings by Lucha Rodriguez.

Our lovely and talented resident Lucha Rodriguez has been added to the High Museum of Art's Permanent Collection of Contemporary Drawings by Local Artists!

The three pieces below were purchased by the High for this growing collection!

We send out a big congratulations to Lucha while we are thankful to the High Museum of Art and Michael Rooks, the High's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for their belief and investment in local talent!

The works seen below were acquired by the High through the support of the Lambert Fund, which was established by the late art patron and gallerist Judith Alexander. Native Atlantan, Judith Alexander, was one of the city's most influential art patrons and supporter of Atlanta and Georgia artists until her death in 2004. The Fund was named in recognition of her friend, the Atlanta-based curator and advocate for Georgia artists, Marianne Lambert. The collection and corresponding exhibitions are a result of a multi-year collaboration between Lambert and the High's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michael Rooks. In addition The Antinori Fund has also been creates to support this ongoing project as works are acquired for a second exhibition of the works entitled: “Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Perimeter”.

(from left to right)

Brightness Cinco, 201412"x16"
Marker on paper

Brightness Seis, 2014
12"x16"
Marker on paper

Brightness Tres, 2014
12"x16"
Marker on paper

The AJC reviews TCP Resident Jason Kofke's exhibition “Encyclopaedia: A Compendium of Modernity”

Click here to read a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighting Jason Kofke's most recent exhibition "Encyclopadea: a Compendium of Modernity" at Kai Lin Art!

 Atlanta artist explores angst and failures of the past


TCP resident Lucha Rodriguez featured in Creative Loafing!

A FEW QUESTIONS WITH LUCHA RODRIGUEZ

Lucha talks to Creative Loafing about her exhibition The Brightness at Beep Beep Gallery. Find out how she challenges herself as an artist and curator, her love of the color pink, and how TCP has enabled her to find a sense of place in Atlanta! Click here to read the full interview! 

BIG PATTERNS: "Brightness Cuatro" by Lucha Rodriguez

A thank you from TCP: Momentum; Exit to the Future

WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND...MOMENTUM was a success... BURNAWAY gives TCP love... & RED BULL's ATL #canvascooler selects will head to SCOPE Miami this December!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

This past Friday marked The Creatives Project’s annual fall fundraiser & exhibition, Momentum: Exit to the Future, honoring the 2011-2013 artists-in-residence. press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org

photo by Terry Kearns

Goodson Yard of The Goat Farm was transformed into an art gallery of elaborate musical textures and installations for the 3rd annual benefit presented by The Creatives Project and The Goat Farm Arts Center. Momentum: Exit to the Future hosted hundreds of Atlantans; including long-time supporter Atlanta councilman, Kwanza Hall, Marianne Lambert, a cornerstone in Georgia’s contemporary arts scene, and San Francisco based Billy Franchey, General Partner at The Arts Fund and Term of Art who commented, "TCP has produced an exhibit that exemplifies what we mean at Term of Art by creating a community of influence. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to TCP's future and influence in the arts community."

The benefit honored the 2011-13 artists-in-residence and shared their progress and commitment to the youth and the city of Atlanta, as they journey into new stages of their careers. Momentum: Exit to the Future was a celebration and philanthropy featuring 2011-2013 artist-in-studio residents: Jerushia Graham, Justin Rabideau, Ashley L. Schick, Marcy Starz and Nikki Starz as well as exhibiting artist: 2012-14 housing residents: Gyun Hur, Andre Keichian, Masud “MAO” Olufani, Charlie Watts. This year’s exhibition not only marked the culmination of the 2011-13 artists-in-residence, but welcomed the 2013-15 Artist-in-Studio residents: Fatimah Abdullah, Jason Kofke, Molly Rose Freeman, Lucha Rodriguez, Matthew Terrell, Angus Galloway, and Nick Madden. “MOMENTUM: Exit to the Future was about honoring our exiting artists-in-residence as well as welcoming our new group.” said Neda Abghari, Executive Director of The Creatives Project. “Tonight was about creating an environment for intimate storytelling and allowing each TCP artist to share their unique version of that dialogue.”

Justin Rabideau was awarded “Best of Show” for his installation by Michael Rooks of the High Museum, who stated, “Congratulations to each of the exhibitors in TCP's 2013 exhibition. Their explorations of self-hood, which touch upon both personal and collective responsibilities, expand the understanding of community and the potential of individual agency within it. Justin Rabideau's installation The Distance of the Moon operates in the space of the imaginary where the formation of the world or the universe is in equal parts poetic meditation and irrepressible curiosity. His installation suggests the desire to overcome human limitations and frailties, unapologetically and beautifully entering into the realm of emotion.” Justin Rabideau, gained his MFA in sculpture at the University of Georgia and was a 2011-13 TCP artist and studio resident. His work is known to incorporate metamorphosis and ritual through sculptures and drawings of elements and ideas rooted in exploring the natural realm.

TCP's newly named musical curator David Courtright AKA Suno Deko; an experimental pop one-man band created layers of sound courtesy of a musical installation in collaboration with Amy Godwin’s dreamlike breed of ukulele based folk completed the exhibition. Guests were invited to enter this whimsical fabric sculpture to share intimate interactions with the musicians during the ongoing performance as other's experienced the piece from the main exhibition hall. The beautiful light sculpture emitted melodic textured sounds as guests also enjoyed complimentary Ole Smoky Moonshine cocktails and small bites courtesy of Earth Biscuit Foods.

NOTE: A full gallery of hi-res still images available upon request for editorial use for all media channels including television, film, print, mobile and digital. Please contact neda@thecreativesproject.org for files.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

Best of Show Recipient Justin Rabideau & Kwanza Hall ; Atlanta City Council District 2 (photo: Brianna Roth)

Sending a very warm thanks to those that made MOMENTUM possible: our housing patrons: Edward Nyankori & Liv Nyankori, & Scott Pohl, our guest juror: Michael Rooks, our sponsors: Colorchrome Atllanta, Trinity Productions, Ole Smoky Moonshine & Earth Biscuit Foods, our hosts: Dr. Niall & Sian Galloway, David Goodrowe; Goodrowe Hobby , Bethann Grella & Sander van Erk, Kwanza Hall; Atlanta City Council District 2, Anthony Harper; Hallister Development,Peter Leafman; Digital Arts Studio , Mark Karleson; Mason Murer Fine Art, Molly Mackenzie; Jamestown Properties, Dan McGraw & Jennifer Zember McGraw; Hope Industrial Systems, Chris Melhouse; Hallister Development, Laura Moody; Midtown Alliance, Derek Murphy & Wanda Dunaway, Mark Peterson; Paraline, Adrianne Proeller; CVMNA, Laurel Rummel; Good Clean Design, John E. Seay, Esq.; The Seay Firm LLC, Jay Wiggins & Martha Wilber & our Goat Farm Family Mark Field DiNatale, Justin Newton, Tian Justman, David Sturgis, Deisha Oliver-Millar, Danny Davis and the press: Atlanta Magazine, BurnAway, Scoutmob & last but not least Our TCP Family of board members, advisors, volunteers, artists & musicians.

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS for inclusion in the MOMENTUM image gallery
info@thecreativesproject.org
@creativespro #tcpATLbenefit #MOMENTUMexit @thegoatfarm



A GREAT WEEK WITH FRIENDS:

TCP executive director; Neda Abghari, judges Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project to send two ATL artists to SCOPE Art Show Miami this December.

Atlanta Business Cronicle's Red Bull Curates Atlanta event and winners (SLIDESHOW) by: Jacques Couret

BURNAWAY's "Preview and Interview: David Courtright on The Creatives Project’s Fund-raiser at the Goat Farm Arts Center" by Sherri Caudell REGISTER for BURNAWAY's Artist Statement Workshop now!

ArtsATL's "30 under 30: Molly Rose Freeman's wall paintings evolve like works of nature" by Faith McClure.

 

THIS WEEK WITH FRIENDS:

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!

 

 

ANNOUNCING THE 2013 "ARTIST IN STUDIO" RESIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta, Georgia- 26 September, 2013)

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

press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org

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

VIEW ARTISTS COMPLETE PORTFOLIOS HERE

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

A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

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 ArtsATL.com; 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.

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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
benefiting YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEED!!!

Buckhead: ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY, BINDERS, MASON MURER, *MOCA GA, SAM FLAX

Eastside: BEEP BEEP, DOOKIBBEEMINT, OCTANE,
THE ARTS EXCHANGE, WHITESPACE & *YOUNG BLOOD BOUTIQUE


CLEAN OUT THOSE CLOSETS, AND LOOK FOR THE RED BIN!

@CREATIVESPRO #LOOKFORTHEREDBIN


2013 TCP's GENERAL ART SUPPLY WISH LIST

DRAWING:

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.

PAINTING:

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

PRINTMAKING:

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

PHOTOGRAPHY:

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

MISCELLANEOUS:

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!

PROVIDE FISCAL SUPPORT OR SPONSOR A RED BIN FOR $5.00!

FOR EQUIPMENT DONATIONS 
please email us

REMEMBER YOUR DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!!

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).

HOWEVER,

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. 

HELP US REBUILD. READ MORE + WSBTV: NEWS COVERAGE


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

Thanking you for a great year!

part of TCP family at our annual benefit and exhibition

As 2012 comes to a close, all of us at The Creatives Project - our residents, our board, and our outreach recipients - would like to say thank you for your incredible support this year. You have made a tremendous impact through your contributions of time, space, dollars, and ideas! You have enable us to reach more youth through the arts, engage more communities through collaboration, support more artists' careers, and strengthen the foundation of our young organization! We are so thankful for you.


We send you wishes for health, prosperity, and happiness in the New Year as we look forward to sharing it with you!

Please consider supporting the launch our latest outreach program with an year-end gift before Monday Dec. 31st!

Today is Giving Tuesday and our Power2Give campaign launches tomorrow!

Today is Giving Tuesday!

There’s a new “day” in this post-Thanksgiving period: Giving Tuesday.

Over 1,000 charities, community organizations and businesses in the U.S. have banded together to promote this Tuesday as a day to give back, and to encourage people to give more, give smarter and celebrate the spirit of giving.

Help TCP give back!

This Spring, with your help, in partnership with VSA Arts of Georgia we will launch The Capture Project: a visual media outreach program created to stimulate youth empowerment and community enrichment.

We want to expand our reach into specific, highly under served neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta by offering the Capture Project 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. We want to build new perspectives in communities that may struggle with outdated archetypes. We want to teach youth, who have embraced technology, to use it to affect change in their own neighborhoods, on their own terms.(read more)

TCP & VSA's Power2Give campaign Launches tomorrow!

Please consider supporting The Capture Project  in the spirit of Giving Tuesday!

Americans for the Arts Presidential Candidates' Arts Policy Positions

Americans for the Arts Action Fund is pleased to share its newly compiled analysis of the presidential candidates' arts policy positions.

This new report is one of the many programs and publications of ArtsVote2012, the Arts Action Fund's biennial initiative coinciding with the election cycle, that educates candidates and informs voters on issues impacting the arts and arts education.
 
download the 2012 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions here

content via AAF

Announcing the 2012 "Artist in Residency" Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta, Georgia- 27 September, 2012)

The Creatives Project Announces the
2012 CCHP Artist-in-Residency Recipients


The Creatives Project (TCP) is proud to not only announce its first "Artist in Residence" recipients but also that with the addition of a second home, four artists will be in residency by the beginning of 2013!
 
TCP's Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP) will be Atlanta's only residency opportunity to grant local artists with subsidized housing. In exchange, 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. The residents will complete much of their outreach service in partnership with TCP's nonprofit beneficiaries: SWAN and VSA Arts of Georgia.

 

The 2012 CCHP Artist-in-Residency recipients are:

Gyun Hur : mixed-media installation artist
Andre Keichian : animator/filmmaker
 "MAO": mixed-media sculptor
Charlie Watts : photographer

 

Chosen from a talented pool of applicants by TCP’s Artistic Advisory Board, the finalists are a diverse group, stylistically and otherwise. What each of these artists has in common, however, is a desire to not only further their talents, but also to help others do so.

The program provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the daily discipline of a committed artistic practice and engage the community through outreach initiatives that foster an appreciation of the arts, a critical component of any vibrant society. For me this is an essential aspect of a fulfilled creative existence; one that is motivated as much by a desire to engage and strengthen communities as it is driven by a need to explore the inner life. Society as a whole has a responsibility to support and encourage artistic excellence but the artist also has a responsibility to utilize the unique space he or she occupies to extend the sphere of connection and fellowship.- MAO

I strongly support the significance of informal education and community teaching. The people who I have learned the most from have been the most passionate, the most supportive and the most involved. I value the opportunity to give back and become that for others. I have long since had a interest in working with children and with the arts. Working within a continuous, structured environment has the advantage of implementing a means of positivity and productivity that can truly flourish. Thinking of how it would feel to work with a group of children, I am excited by all the information I would love to pass down and what we
could collectively create. The idea makes me anxious, but in the best of ways.- Andre Keichian
 
Friday October 19th during TCP's Annual Exhibition and Benefit: CONVERGENCE the community will welcome these new individuals to the TCP family as they support the organization's ongoing initiatives.

Please join us!

It is very exciting that such program is now in existence here. It will be a great launching ground for many young, mid-career artists, and such time, space, and support will encourage interesting collaborations and conversations. It also has a potential to encourage other artists (i.e. recent MFA graduates looking for cheap housing, interesting places to live) from other cities to consider Atlanta. This is really wonderful. -Gyun Hur.

READ TCP'S INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS HERE

VIEW ARTIST'S PORTFOLIOS HERE

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNER:



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. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH OUR AMAZING PARTNER HERE

The Creatives Project (TCP)’s mission is 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.

ARTS + EDUCATION + COMMUNITY + COMMERCE =
A HAPPY ATLANTA

TCP 2012 BENEFIT + EXHIBITION = CONVERGENCE + FRI OCT 19 + THE GOAT FARM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta. Georgia- 26 September, 2012)

2012 ANNUAL EXHIBITION & BENEFIT for THE CREATIVES PROJECT
CONVERGENCE: Six Artists, One Space

19 OCTOBER 2012 | 8P-11PM GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER
1200 FOSTER ST. | ATLANTA GA 30316

press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org

The Creatives Project (TCP) announces its 2012 Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser:

CONVERGENCE: Six Artists, One Space

 featuring the work of TCP’s Artist-in-Studio residents:

Jerushia Graham
Justin Rabideau
Brandon Sadler
Ashley L. Schick
Marcy Starz
Nikki Starz

The work marks the growth and transitions of each artist during their first year
of residency with TCP. After many hours of work in their studios, discussions, and mentorship they come together to share the progress of their work as they journey into their second year.

TCP will also introduce and display the work of it’s newly named housing residents:

Gyun Hur
Andre Keichian
Masud “MAO” Olufani
Charlie Watts.

Collaborative musical performances by:

David Courtright
Omar Ferrer
Marian Harrison
Deisha Oliver

Come experience this night in the spirit of celebration and philanthropy as TCP celebrates the past year and many successes. This event will support TCP’s continuing initiatives to provide more artists with studio space, exhibitions, and housing, as well as vital hands-on arts outreach to area youth.

$20 ($15 presale/artists) includes open bar & light bites

Friday, October, 19th
8pm to 11pm
The Goat Farm Arts Center

For more information on joining the host committee or event sponsorship, please e-mail neda@thecreativesproject.org

The Creatives Project (TCP)’s mission is 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.

ARTS + EDUCATION + COMMUNITY + COMMERCE =
A HAPPY ATLANTA


WWW.THECREATIVESPROJECT.ORG

 

TCP's Artsist in Residency Program Expands!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta, Georgia- June 28th, 2012)

The Creatives Project (TCP) Announces Expansion of
CCHP Artist-in-Residency Program


press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org


The Creatives Project (TCP) is proud to announce its first offering of subsidized housing through its Artist-in-Residency program, The Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP). 

The program currently provides six local artists with promotional support, exhibition opportunities, and free studio space at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta.

A new partnership with Atlanta real-estate investment firm Pohl Real Estate expands the program to include housing. 
This fall, two local artists will be selected to share residency in a home provided by Pohl Real Estate. 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. 

"The act of creating is great for the mind, body, & soul. It's a wonderful thing to have a place that nurtures this through a diverse array of artists, AND gives back to the community. This is one of those rare win/win situations in which artists receive much needed space, Atlanta’s youth are connected with creative professional mentors, and the community at large receives art that is engaging and inspirational.“ - Jerushia Graham current TCP “Artist-in-Studio” resident.

The CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS will begin July 1, 2012
 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE August 15th 2012 12:00 AM EST

info: www.thecreativesproject.org/submit-2012/
email: artists@thecreativesproject.org

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. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH THIS AMAZING PARTNER HERE 

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.

TCP's SUMMER ART SUPPLY DRIVE IS WELL UNDERWAY...

DROP OFF NEW and USED ART SUPPLIES to benefit YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEED...
WHILE SEEING GREAT ART

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DROP OFF LOCATIONS &
GALLERY EVENTS

www.thecreativesproject.org/events

ATL LOVIN' with SCOUT MOB and ASHLEY ANDERSON

ATL We love feelin' your love!!!

Just in case you missed the SCOUTMOB shout out last week check it out here

AND this weekend ATL Artist Ashley Anderson made a pretty huge donation to our 2012 Art Supply Drive
showing us his TCP love a second year in a row!

TCP LOVES YOU BACK GUYS!!!!!

don't feel left out... GET INVOLVED!

 

 

TCP Resident Hannah Perner-Wilson collaborates with great performers!

We are so proud of TCP Artist-in-Studio resident Hannah Perner-Wilson! TCP's spirit of collaboration continues through Hannah's work. Extremely interactive for viewers and collectors, her creations have lead to collaborative pieces for inclusion in performative works.

For the past six months Hannah has been working on a pair of data gloves for musician Imogen Heap, who will be performing her new song with them. The performance will stream live from the UK TODAY Sunday April 22nd, 2:30pm EST. Watch the live stream here  or if you missed it re-watch it here!

Hannah has also recently collaborated with Tian Justman on a pulsating LED cape and bed of LED flowers for Saiah's amazing performance of Rua|Wulf. The show runs through April 29th at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta. Read Burnaway's review here and make sure to check it out!

Image courtesy of the artist... see more here!