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Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park

267 Marietta Street , Atlanta, GA 30313

April 16, 2020 – 11:30am – 1:30pmFeaturing

Key Note Speaker: Kamal Sinclair, of Future Architects Guild

Spark Awards 2020 Master of Ceremonies Katelyn Wiltsee of Warner Media Corporate Social Responsibility.

Winner of the Kamal Sinclair Artist Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Charmaine Minniefield.

Winner of the Artist Advocate of the Year: Living Walls.

Winner of the Artist Champion of the Year Award: Anne Tracht of Consult Art.

With Performances By

Actor Director Playwright Lee Osorio

Musical Guest Somalia Ra-min.


Organization or Group Table:

  • $1000 per Table (includes tickets for up to 6 + 2 tickets for artists)
  • Name recognition on C4 Atlanta’s website
  • Name recognition on printed program and invitation

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  • $150 per Individual
  • Ticket to Spark Award Luncheon
  • Name recognition on C4 Atlanta’s website
  • Name recognition on printed program and invitation

General Admission Ticket Prices:

  • Regular Admission: $75
  • Artists & Small Non-Profit Employees: $55

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Gold Sponsor
Logo: WarnerMedia in black letters, white background
Silver Sponsor
Logo - Cousins Properties in Blue font
Other Sponsors
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Table Sponsors
Alternate ROOTS
ConsultArt
Georgia Tech School of the Arts
Lee and Dawn Walker
MARTA Artbound
Selig Enterprises
Winter Properties
 

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About the Spark AwardsDate & Time: April 16, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Embassy Suites
(Click Here for Directions)
267 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30313

Spark is C4 Atlanta’s arts and entrepreneurship luncheon to celebrate Atlanta’s creative entrepreneurs.

C4 Atlanta is an award winning nonprofit, arts business incubator. C4 offers Atlanta’s creative community access to high quality, career development services.

Founded in 2010, C4 Atlanta serves over 1,200 arts professionals every year through workshops, fiscal sponsorship, coworking space, and advocacy. We believe that creative entrepreneurs help lead innovation and problem solving in our community. C4 Atlanta gives artist entrepreneurs the people, skills, and tools they need to be successful in Atlanta.

Ignite Graduates Havoc Movement Company perform a scene at the 2019 Spark Awards

Keynote Speaker – Kamal Sinclair, Guild of Future Architects

Kamal Sinclair, is making the world more beautiful as the Executive Director of the Guild of Future Architects; supporting independent artists as a Senior Consultant for Sundance Institute’s Future of Culture Initiative, and making art through a family creative practice at Sinclair Futures.

She also serves as an External Advisor to the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism & Media Program and as a board member of MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality.

Previously, she served as the Director of Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Program for seven years, which supports artists working at the convergence of film, art, media and technology. She partnered with Chief Curator, Shari Frilot, in the development and platforming of landmark projects in the evolution of story, including experimentations with XR, iOT and AI as storytelling mediums. She also consulted for the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, Johns Hopkins University’s Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technology Center, For Freedoms, and NYU Tisch’s Future Imagination Collaboratory.

She was an artist and producer on Question Bridge: Black Males. At Question Bridge, where she and her collaborators launched a project with an interactive website and curriculum; published a book; exhibited in over sixty museums/festivals; won International Center for Photography’s 2015 Infinity Award for New Media; and was archived at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Earlier in her career, Kamal was a Transmedia Producer at 42 Entertainment and worked on projects such as Legends of Alcatraz for J.J. Abrams, Mark of the Spider-Man and Random Acts of Fusion; as Principal at Strategic Arts Consulting, and the Artistic Director of Universal Arts. Her career began as a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit STOMP.Master of Ceremonies – Katelyn Wiltsee, WarnerMedia – Corporate Social Responsibility

We’ll announce the 2020 Spark Awards Master of Ceremonies soon!Kamal Sinclair Artist Entrepreneur of the Year – Charmaine Minniefield

The work of artist-activist, Charmaine Minniefield preserves Black narratives as a radical act of social justice. Firmly rooted in womanist social theory and ancestral veneration, her work draws from indigenous traditions as seen throughout Africa and the Diaspora, to explore African and African-American history, memory and ritual as an intentional push back against erasure. Her creative practice is community-based as her research and resulting bodies of work often draw from the physical archives as she excavates the stories of African-American women-led resistance and spirituality and power.

Minniefield’s recent public works include projection mapping and site-specific installation insight dialogue around race, class and power. Through interdisciplinary collaboration she incorporates other art forms to virtually bridge the past to the present.  Recent projects include the mounting of “Remembrance as Resistance” during the 2018 Symposium on Race and Reconciliation presented by her alma mater, Agnes Scott College, which opened with the removal of two Confederate monuments from campus grounds and closed with the work as backdrop for the closing talk by Alice Walker on art and activism.

Minniefield’s work is featured in a number of public and private collections, and as a muralist, her walls can be seen throughout the City of Atlanta and beyond.  She was honored by Mercedes Benz as a part of their Greatness Lives Here campaign. She is featured in the 2020 US Census commercia highlighting her recent Brooklyn mural of Harriett Tubman. Minniefield currently serves as the Stuart A. Rose Library artist-in-residence at Emory University as a a part of her public art which honors the memory of over 800 unmarked graves in Atlanta’s historically segregated historic Oakland Cemetary, presented by Flux Projects.Artist Advocate of the Year – Living Walls

Living Walls promotes the power of public art as a social and economic engine, providing an artistic workforce to create healthy, sustainable urban spaces for the city of Atlanta. Living Walls has facilitated over 100 public murals featured throughout the metropolitan area, created through year-round work and past annual citywide conferences attended by 5,000 art enthusiasts annually. We have featured a host of world-renowned local and international artists, with collaborative projects in Miami, South Africa, Rome, Barcelona, and Moscow. Living Walls connects public art to urban development, helping to establish Atlanta as a destination for provocative arts and culture.

Living Walls, The City Speaks Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GAArtist Champion of the Year – Anne Tracht, ConsultArt

About ConsultArt, Inc.

Established in 1983, ConsultArt specializes in assisting corporate and real estate development clients with the strategy, planning, acquisition and installation of artwork for dynamic mixed-use developments and office environments. We work closely with developers, architects and design teams to identify and develop site-specific locations, design strategies and project scope/scale. We program-manage the entire process of identifying best-suited artists, soliciting project concepts, making acquisitions, managing site visits and overseeing proper installation.

Anne Lambert Tracht

Anne Lambert Tracht is President of ConsultArt, Inc., an Atlanta-based Art Consulting firm focused on corporate and residential clients. She received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996 and, before joining ConsultArt, worked at Guggenheim Asher Associates in New York and Solomon Projects in Atlanta. Anne serves on the boards of numerous Atlanta art and civic organizations including the Hambidge Center, Midtown Alliance, Georgia Tech Public Art Committee, MARTA Public Art Committee and The Judith Alexander Foundation.

Past Winners

2019

Artist Entrepreneur of the YearDaniel Flores, Founder of Art is King

Artist Champion of the Year – Katherine Dirga, MARTA Artbound

2018

Artist Entrepreneur of the YearTiffany Latrice, Founder of Daniel Flores,

Artist Champion of the YearNCR