It is our mission to enrich and strengthen local communities through quality arts-based education and outreach, while celebrating and elevating the city's creative talents through local artist residency programs.

The Creatives Project (TCP) is a vital force in Atlanta’s arts community.

TCP strengthens and unites arts, education, community and commerce by creating an arts eco-system that empowers eager citizens to recognize Atlanta’s potential.

TCP accomplishes this goal by engaging fresh resources, implementing crucial and deliberate arts and culture initiatives and leading arts-based education.

TCP patrons donate subsidized housing and studio space to support our artists as they serve Atlanta’s youth and elders otherwise lacking access to creative outlets, experiences and instruction.

The Creatives Project (TCP) emerged from the fundamental need to connect available resources to Atlanta’s diverse, yet separated communities that lack an outlet for creative expression. These unique communities are full of passionate neighbors who have faced enormous economic setbacks. TCP wishes to empower these citizens by:



  • Facilitating and encouraging dialogue between all stakeholders


  • Generating a “circle of giving” model that will equip the community with tools and resources to create


  • Energizing and strengthening each individual to give and receive support to establish Atlanta’s sustainable arts ecosystem


TCP strives to change the face of our city by giving voices to those who have none and inspiring emerging artists and underserved communities to leave a lasting impact on Atlanta.


Neda Abghari
Founder/ Executive Director




Melissa Roberts | *Board Chair | Atlanta Regional Commission | Community Engagement

Dayle Bennett | Center For Civic Innovation | Creative Director

Twanna Harris | Atlanta Beltline | VP Brand, Content, Strategic Initiatives

Raven Hinson | | Executive Coordinator

Sarah Hoke | Gensler | AIA, LEED AP BD +C Associate

Masud Olufani | Artist

Kristie Cain Raymer | InterContinental Hotels | Manager Hotel Sales Support

Andrew Schrichte | Tribridge Residential | Private Equity & Acquisitions

Kofi Wakhisi, Esq. | Atlanta Regional Commission | Senior Principal Planner


Advisory COUNCIL:

Kevin Cole | Artist | ATL

Daria Brit Greene | SCOPE Art Show | Vice President | NYC

Anthony Harper | Hallister Development | Owner | ATL

Debra Hampton | Artist | NYC

Atticus LeBlanc | Stryant Construction | Owner

Laura Moody | Peach State Collective | Principal

Scott Pohl | Pohl Real Estate | Owner | ATL

Jim Schroder | Tribridge Residential | Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Schwarzstein | Cartwheel Art | Founder + Director | Los Angeles

Cator Sparks | The MANUAL | Editor-in-Chief | NYCL


Review Panelists:

Laura Bell | Painter, Saskia Benjamin | Executive Director Art Papers Magazine, Tsdey Betru | Manager of Community Affairs, Invest Atlanta, Jessica Booth | Arts Education Coordinator, Georgia Department of Education, Gretchen Butler | Director of Operations Serenbe Institute of Arts & Culture, Annie Evans | VP Development AMLI, Felicia Feaster | Arts Critic + Writer, Susannah Darrow | Editor ARTSATL, Joel Dixon | Real Estate Developer, Caryn Grossman | Principal CG Creative Interiors, Ben Goldman | Curator Kibbee Gallery, Jerushia Graham | Artist, Matt Haffner | Photographer + Professor Kennesaw State University, Jill Hall | Turner Broadcasting , Sarah Hoke | Architect Gensler,  Bem Ali Joiner | Community Engagement Manager Center for Civic Innovation, Gene Kansas | Founder Side Walk Radio, Veronica Kessenich | Execuitive Director Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Elizabeth Labbe-Webb | Executive Director CORE Dance, Marianne Lambert | Curator Swan Coach House Gallery, Jennifer Lingvall | Executive Director One Love Generation, Janean Akilah Lewis | Atlanta Public Schools, Ann-Marie Manker | Painter + Professor  Savannah College of Art and Design, Nicole Michalec | Woodruff Arts Center, Masud Olufani | Painter, Jason Parker | Publisher at Art Relish, Amanda Rhein | Senior Director Transit Oriented Development MARTA, Rachel Resse | Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Ashley Schick | Printmaker, Louise Shaw | Curator David J. Sencer Museum CDC, Preston Snyder | Principal Braden Fellman Group, Mary Stanley | Independent Curator, Tasha Tavaras | Director of Progaming Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Anne Tracht | Curator + President ConsultArt Inc., Lee Todd | Senior Director, Creative Youth Development, Boys and Girls Club of America, Yancy Wilkinson | Project Designer Perkins + Will  and Laura Moody



2018 ARTSATL Luminary Awards Nominee

2015-17 The White House | ACT/ART - Contemporary Arts Committee Member | Washington, DC  

2015 Advanced Aesthetics | Advancing Atlanta Award | Atlanta, GA

2015 Creative Loafing | Neighborhood MVP | Atlanta, GA

2014 Atlanta Magazine | Groundbreakers Innovator Award | Atlanta, GA

2014 The Arts of Humanity | Humanitarian Achievement Award | Chicago, IL

2013 Emory University | Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award | Atlanta, GA

The Creatives Project would not exists without the generosity of those listed below. We are so grateful for their continued support!

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The Creatives Project is supported in part by the Mayor's office of Cultural Affairs. Funding for our programs is also provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.





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