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 free studio space to support our artists as they serve Atlanta neighborhoods by generating vibrant and fertile communities poised for economic growth and development.

It is our mission to enrich and strengthen local communities through quality arts-based education and outreach, while celebrating and elevating the city's visual and performing artists.

Through our Community Arts Program (CAP) and our Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP) we ...

  •  provide educational programs enabling artists to give back through youth and community outreach.
  •  provide a mentorship program partnering artists with youth to nurture the city's creative future. 
  •  provide living, studio, and exhibition space through our Artist-in-Residency program.
  •  support artists' exposure and access to new audiences nationwide.

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 to rebuild by:

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  • 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.

Staff:

Neda Abghari
Founder/ Executive Director

Theo Tyson
Event Director

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 

Khurram Hassan | *Board President | Advantage Consulting Inc. | Principal

S'Heelia Ann Marks | *Secretary

Angela Wiggins | *Treasurer |  Earnest Journey | Owner

Dayle Bennett | Center For Civic Innovation | Creative Director

Masud Olufani | Artist

Melissa Roberts | Atlanta Regional Commission | Community Engagement
 
Jim Schroder | Tribridge Residential | Chief Financial Officer

 

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

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

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

Stuart Shapiro | Binders Art Supply | ATL

 

Review Panelists:

Laura Bell | Painter, Saskia Benjamin | Executive Director Art Papers Magazine, Jessica Booth | Coordinator of Arts Education Atlanta Public Schools, Annie Evans | VP Development AMLI, Felicia Feaster | Arts Critic + Writer, Ben Goldman | Curator Kibbee Gallery, Jerushia Graham | Artist, Matt Haffner | Photographer + Professor Kennesaw State University, Jill Hall | Turner Broadcasting , Sarah Hoke | Architect Gensler, Stuart Horodner | Curator Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center , Gene Kansas | Founder Side Walk Radio, Veronica Kessenich | Execuitive Director Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Elizabeth Labbe-Webb | Executive Director VSA Arts of Georgia, Marianne Lambert | Curator Swan Coach House Gallery, Jennifer Lingvall | Executive Director One Love Generation, Ann-Marie Manker | Painter + Professor  Savannah College of Art and Design, 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, Kelly Teasly | Founder Young Blood Gallery, Anne Tracht | Curator + President ConsultArt Inc., Yancy Wilkinson | Project Designer Perkins + Will

 

Recognitions:

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 and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

CURRENT CORPORATE DONORS & SPONSORS:

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PREVIOUS CORPORATE DONORS & SPONSORS:

INDIVIDUAL DONORS:

please email us for a complete list of our individual donors

VOLUNTEERS:

AJ Gabril | Ananda Lo | Andrea Dorsey | Amy Armour | Amandine Drouet | Arin Mason | Callie Householder | Christian Weaver | Colby Blount | Danny Davis | Dena Peake | Emily Tiedje Hagen Linss | Jerome Kendrick | Jessica Smith | Katie Clay Calhoun | Katie Melick | Keela Starr | Kevin Archer | Kristi Brantley | Kyla Smith | Lashelle Robinson | Margaret Crane | Margaret Kargbo Monica Polo | Nija Major | Patrick Bannan | Red Adler | Rosemari Felix | Sean McHugh | Shana Lee | Stephanie Cottle | Susan Warren | Thida Penn