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Sign The Letter to Mayor Reed

Sign this letter asking to Mayor Reed to adopt an equitable funding distribution model for his fractional tax for the arts!

On Monday, C4 Atlanta, along with several other Atlanta arts organizations and artists, sent a letter to Mayor Kasim Reed to ask him to support our model for distribution of funds under his proposed sales tax for the arts initiative. Other supporters of this initiative include: Flux Projects, Hammonds House Museum, glo, Living Walls, MODA, Poem 88, Art Papers, Dashboard US, Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Soul Food Cypher, and others.This initiative would provide a dedicated stream of funding for arts and culture organizations in the city through a .1% sales tax. The full version of our proposed funding distribution model is available in PDF format here:

PDF COPY OF FULL FUNDING DISTRIBUTION MODEL

Our Funding Distribution Model:

The model proposed by this group includes funding for individual artists and is meant to incentivize growth of small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations, while also providing financial assistance to larger institutions, too. Funding for individual artists would also be available in this model, as well as for non-arts organizations who would like to create cross-sector arts collaborations that would benefit the community. By nature of their mission, smaller organizations are often those providing the largest share of resources to underserved communities and communities of color. We also understand and appreciate the place of large institutions in our arts ecosystem as well. It is important for a robust arts community to have thriving organizations at all levels in order to support the career growth of arts workers and to provide the greatest array of services to the most people, regardless of race, location, gender identity or socio-economic status. Because of this, we believe this model will continue to cultivate Atlanta’s rich cultural capital and promote even more diversity within our community.

What you can do:

From these links you can:

— View the Letter and Proposal
— Add your name to the letter here, and a notice will be sent to Mayor Reed
— And view the Article on ArtsATL that was published today
What else you can do:
— Share this with others!
— Help us spread through social media. See the C4 Atlanta Facebook Page for posts you can share.
— Reach out to non-arts community organizations to sign as well.  This model supports cross-sector collaborations.

Below is a copy of our letter to Mayor Reed introducing our proposed model and the reasons for asking him to adopt it in the pending legislation to introduce this tax initiative. Names of supporters are added automatically as they sign. If you would like to sign on to this letter encouraging the Mayor to adopt our funding model click here:

SIGN THE LETTER

Announcing the Hatch Selection Committee

C4 Atlanta is excited to announce the members of the Selection Committee for the Fall 2016 Hatch Training Intensive. The members of the Selection Committee bring a deep understanding of community based artwork and years of experience. This committee includes a stellar group of arts professionals representing multi-artistic disciplines:

  • Joe Dreher (“JOEKINGATL”), visual artist best known for his iconic street and mural art. He is also an architect, photographer and poet
  • Angela Harris, Dance Canvas Executive Director and esteemed choreographer and teacher
  • Rachel May, Producing Artistic Director and an original founder of Sychronicity Theatre, an award-winning, professional theatre company based in Atlanta
  • Tracy Murrell, curator of the Hammonds House Museum and a multi-disciplinary visual artist

The staff of C4 Atlanta is excited to work with individuals who hold such diverse professional and artistic credentials. We could not have asked for a better team to help us select artists to participate in Hatch.

The Hatch Training Intensive is our newest program, designed specifically for artists working with community. Over the past few months, we have documented our pilot program, which you can read about here on our Hatch page under “Artist and Facilitator Blogs”. We were excited to launch our first Call for Artists for this program in June. The Fall 2016 program begins on September 24, and we can’t wait to meet our newest cohort of artists. 

Hatch will connect artists to vital information about how to approach collaborative projects outside a traditional studio practice. Under the program, participants will learn the legal, financial and “soft” skills necessary to effectively lead community-based art projects. Selected artists will participate in a four-month, rigorous training program with C4 Atlanta staff and experts from around the country, including Atlanta. Artists will have the opportunity to work with community builders, an attorney who specializes in legal assistance for artists working in public art, a city planner, and more. Applications and more details are available online at https://c4atlanta.org/training/hatch Deadline to apply: August 15, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Photo by William Massey III of Hatch artists in discussion regarding community and identity.
Photo by William Massey III of Hatch pilot artists in discussion about identity and community.