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 (see details at right). 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. Download the course agendas for each training module here.
Please review program dates carefully (listed at right). 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 prior to.
Fall 2019 Hatch Selection Committee:
Monica Campana – Executive Director, Living Walls
Chris Langley – Art & Culture Program Coordinator, Atlanta Beltline, Inc.
Dorian McDuffie – Public Art Project Manager, City of Atlanta Department of City Planning
Initial funding for Hatch was generously provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Read our pilot Hatch artists’ posts on the C4 Atlanta blog to learn more about class sessions, curriculum, and firsthand experience from your peers.
WHEN: Hatch is a multi-month program. Below are 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
WHERE: 132 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, Ga 30303
TUITION: $360 — Payment options are available for those who are accepted.