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Jessica Caldas, Adam Forrester, Maria Korol, Kristan Woolford, Esteban Patiño, Zipporah Camille Thompson, Andrew Catanese and Sara Santamaria (not pictured) are the 2018–20 Artist-in-Studio residents. (Image courtesy The Creatives Project.)

News: The Creatives Project announces 2018–20 Artist-in-Studio residents

Atlanta nonprofit The Creatives Project (TCP) has announced its “Artist-in-Studio” residents for the 2018–20 period. The selected artists are:

Jessica Caldas
Andrew Catanese
Adam Forrester
Maria Korol
Esteban Patiño
Sara Santamaria
Zipporah Camille Thompson
Kristan Woolford

As participants, artists are provided with free studio space and subsidized housing. Each resident artist also receives customized professional development workshops and teacher training sessions.

In exchange for housing and training, each of the selected artists will serve as mentors and teachers through The Creatives Project’s Community Arts Program. Artists complete a requisite number of service hour requirements at community organizations, which have included a number of area schools, One Love Generation, Very Special Arts of Georgia, Street Smart Youth Project, Blueprint 58, Paint Love, Big Bethel AME Church and Operation P.E.A.C.E.  Artists provide students, teachers and other community members with direct hands-on arts experiences through workshops, classes, lectures, discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events and mentorship.

Artists for the 2018–20 period, the fourth group of Artists-in-Studio residents, were chosen from more than 85 applicants by The Creatives Project’s review panel. The Creatives Project is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that seeks to “strengthen and unite arts, education, community and commerce.” ArtsATL contributor Gail O’Neill recently reported on The Creatives Project’s plans to transform an abandoned school in the Adair Park neighborhood into affordable housing for artists.