C4 Atlanta welcomes 6 new projects to our ArtsForce programming. Through this fiscal sponsorship program artists and creative organizations have raised over $220,000 in the last 2 and 1/2 years. We are excited to introduce the following new projects to C4 Atlanta’s ArtsForce program:
Right Track Program
Right Track Program, LLC uses the arts, specifically traditional Hip Hop, to foster self-confidence, self-discipline, critical thinking, problem solving, and the promotion of positive risk-taking in our youth (ages 10-18). The workshops are facilitated by teaching-artists and industry professionals who possess a youth development background. The target audience includes youth who attend public or private schools, foster homes, and youth detention centers–in addition to higher education professionals.
All city Murals
All City Murals intends to raise funds for two public murals. One is a 233 ft. wall located at the Whitefoord Rd. tunnel in Edgewood. The other is located on Auburn Ave on a wall that is highly visible and would be seen by all drivers passing by that area from I-85. See attachment for designs and further description.
These murals would revitalize blighted walls that are currently graffiti covered eyesores in the two neighborhoods. They are intended to enhance the aesthetics of the neighborhood and bring joy to those who pass by. At least one of the walls will reference the history of the neighborhood, while the other will engage the community in design process.
The Celebration of Dance Awards
ELAH Productions presents Celebration of Dance (CoD)! This Award Show and Conference honors and recognizes dancers, choreographers, and directors for their traditional and innovative contributions to the dance and entertainment industry.
ELAH’s goal is to highlight trail blazers in the entertainment community of Atlanta who have truly paved the way. Celebration of Dance Awards will celebrate visionaries, global ambassadors, game changers, and advocates for arts and arts education dedicated to the continuous development of dance. The event will be comprised of workshops, seminars, luncheons, panels, great guests, and live performances from some of the most sought after entertainers in the industry.
Little 5 Points Mural Project
The Little Five Points Murals Project is a neighborhood-driven initiative whose mission is to cultivate community relationships by creating vibrant public spaces. This is a brand new organization that originated from relationships built during Little Five Arts Alive programming in April and May of 2016.
The ultimate goal is to paint murals on the concrete slabs of Moreland Ave that anchor the Dekalb underpass in three phases:
- Little Five Points-facing walls
- Edgewood Retail District facing walls
- underpass walls
Each phase involves several concrete slabs that will be divided up between 20-30 artists, curated with preference given to the artistic voices of local artists, female artists, and artists of color.
Pine Lake Arts Festival
LakeFest is family-friendly event, with free music & art activities for all. Over 30 Pine Lake residents are involved in its planning & execution, and the majority of vendors & artists live in the city, with major community-building impact.
PLCA supports artistic projects initiated by citizens of Pine Lake, chiefly LakeFest, now in its 16th year, and Eco-Arts Camp, now in its 7th year. Held the first weekend of October, LakeFest features artist and food vendors, live music, participatory art activities, and more. Eco-Arts Camp runs for six weeks in the summer as a youth day camp.
Community Art Tucker : Creative Pedestrian Crosswalks
Community Art Tucker (CAT) is a Steering Committee of Tucker residents dedicated to bringing public art to Tucker. This project is to design Creative Pedestrian Crosswalk and Entrance Art for Tucker public schools, parks, and Main Street Tucker. The Art Institute of Atlanta is collaborative partner with CAT on this project.