Press Release: C4 Atlanta Expands Capacity to Serve Local Artists

Deborah Sosower
Deborah Sosower at MOCA GA, photo courtesy of Karley Sullivan*

ATLANTA, GA, October 16, 2013 – Atlanta-based non-profit arts service organization, C4 Atlanta Inc, announces the appointment of Deborah Sosower as Program Manager to support and expand its professional development service offerings for artists. She is the first person to fill this role for the organization.

Deborah brings to the organization a wealth of experience as a professional artist and instructor. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Bryn Mawr College in 2005, and her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009. She was also recently selected as an Artist Facilitator for Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement Project at Emory University. Deborah was one of WonderRoot’s inaugural Walthall Fellows in 2012-13. Her work has exhibited nationally in North Carolina, Philadelphia, and New York. Locally, Deborah’s work has exhibited at MOCA GA, Whitespace Gallery, and the FUSE Arts Center.

“On behalf of the board and staff, we are thrilled to welcome Deborah to the C4 Atlanta team,” said Jessyca Holland, Executive Director of C4 Atlanta. “Deborah has a real passion for helping other artists realize their dreams and the ability to help the organization realize the vision for Atlanta artists to earn a living making art.”

Deborah’s involvement with C4 Atlanta began in January 2013, when she enrolled as a student in the Ignite program. She has since served as a volunteer at C4 Atlanta’s FUSE Arts Center and participated in the development of C4 Atlanta’s strategic plan. She also completed her training to become an Ignite facilitator and assisted in the development of Ignite Lite, a brief training session to promote the importance of business planning in the arts.

“I am immensely thankful to C4 Atlanta for this opportunity to contribute to its mission and reach through this appointment,” said Deborah Sosower. “I am excited to join the team and eager to learn and grow with this fantastic organization. I can’t wait to share the knowledge, tools and resources that C4 Atlanta provides to empower Atlanta artists like myself to be successful and make Atlanta a thriving community for working artists.”

The Program Manager position was made possible in part through C4 Atlanta’s receipt of a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation to support Ignite, a program established to promote professional arts practice in Atlanta. The grant is provided as part of the Tremaine Foundation’s Marketplace Empowerment for Artists program.

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