What is Hatch?

The Hatch Training Intensive is specifically targeted towards readying artists to work in community-centric art projects in ways that are both sustainable and meaningful to all involved stakeholders. Twelve artists will be chosen for this program through a competitive application process. Arts workers of all disciplines and mediums will be considered, including those working in all visual and performing arts, music, dance, film or as arts administrators. Some outside and group work (about 6 hours total monthly) is expected for successful completion of this program.

Skills covered include: building connection and shared identity within community groups; understanding and embodying diversity, equity and inclusion; artist’s privilege in community work; asset-based community development; organizing through a cultural organizing framework; aesthetics issues in process-based work; working with planners; negotiation, contracts, budgets and more.

Please review the program dates carefully (listed below). All applicants must be able to commit to at least 6 of 7 training dates and the presentation dates in order to apply.

Applications for the Spring 2021 HATCH cohort open on October 19th, 2020. Information on the Spring 2021 selection committee and updated class materials will be available in Fall 2020.

Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page.

2021 Training Dates

Hatch is a multi-month program. Below are the dates for the 2021 training intensive. All course dates occur on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 23 & 24, 2021, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, February 20 & 21, 2021, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 20 & 21, 2021, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 17 & 18, 2021, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Final Presentations: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Hatch program costs approximately $6,000 per participant to produce. C4 Atlanta is subsiding the cost of the program to artists by 94% for a total cost to participating artists of $360. Payment options are available for those who are accepted.

2021 Applications Coming Soon!

Please check back in Fall 2020 for 2021 Hatch Training Intensive applications.

Selection Committee

2021 Selection Committee will be announced soon!

Selection Timeline

Application Launch: Monday, October 19, 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: All applicants will receive notice of their acceptance status by December 15, 2020

Initial funding for Hatch was generously provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

What do artists learn in Hatch?

Lesson 1: Defining Community

Lesson 2: Expanding Definitions and Managing Expectations

Lesson 3: Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and Advocating with Community

Lesson 4: Cultural Organizing and Facilitation

Lesson 5: Negotiations, Budgets and Risk Management

Lesson 6: Background of Planning and Role of Art(ist), Understanding RFP and Preparing Successful Proposals

Lesson 7: Aesthestics


Watch our video to hear what some of our past artists have to say about their time in Hatch!
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Frequently Asked Questions