C4 atlanta
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Calls for Artists
Atlanta, GA

Call for Artists: Hatch Training Intensive

C4 Atlanta

Applications for the Hatch Training Intensive are now open!

C4 Atlanta’s Hatch Training Intensive is aimed at artists working on or for community centered projects to help improve sustainability and outcomes for all involved stakeholders. Twelve artists will be chosen for this intensive, which takes place over four weekends from Aug-December with a final presentation in December. This is a an intensive, cohort-based, training program for artists interested in or currently doing artwork with community in any capacity. More program information is available here

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) with other participating artists is expected for successful completion of this program. Participation will culminate in presentation of the cohort's work to arts leaders, elected officials, nonprofit administrators and other community members interested in working with artists on community based projects. 

This is a robust program, however it is a training program. Artists will be considered even if they do not have significant work with community already in their portfolio. Evaluation will be most heavily weighted towards how the training can best benefit the artists own professional goals in community based artwork.

Atlanta-based and Out-of-town applicants are welcome to apply, however lodging is not provided for training dates. Many past participants choose to stay with Atlanta friends during the training weekends. C4 Atlanta staff can assist with finding low-cost lodging options for those selected from other cities.

Selection Committee for the 2019 Hatch Cohort: Monica Campana, Executive Director of Living Walls, the City Speaks; Chris Langley, Arts and Culture Coordinator for Atlanta Beltline, Inc., William Massey III, community artist 

The tuition for this program is $360 with payment plans available for artists who are accepted. This is subsidized from the full program cost of $5,640.

WHEN: Hatch is a multi-month program. Below are dates for the 2019 training intensive. All course dates occur on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3, 2019, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Final Presentations: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


  • Methods of organizing community around social impact through arts and culture emphasizing available assets over deficits
  • Tools and activities to engage dialogue, break down barriers, and create a shared language among key stakeholders
  • The history and processes of city planning, and the ways in which arts and culture can be incorporated into urban development
  • Identifying personal identity along a spectrum
  • The history and pedagogy of socially engaged and community centric art
  • Managing personal expectations and identifying personal privilege
  • Creating strategies for long-term, sustainable social impact that can be reasonably achieved
  • Research and groundwork necessary for creating sustainable change through community based art initiatives
  • Diagnostics for identifying and messaging to stakeholders with differing interests
  • Strategies and tactics for effective negotiation
  • Building robust budgets that both account for all aspects of project expense (including artist fee) and reflect the story of your project to funders and stakeholders
  • The process of preparing a proposal and competing for an RFP (request for proposal) or RFQ (request for qualifications)
  • Utilizing the skills learned through creation of a practical implementation plan for a public art project
  • A framework for understanding aesthetic quality in art with community that is more process oriented than product oriented.

A full list of course agendas is available on the Hatch program page by clicking on the "Course Agendas" tab.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 8, 2019 - No late applications accepted.

Notification of Acceptance: All applicants will receive notice of their acceptance status by July 15 2019

More program information is available here

Apply online here

Questions? Email audrey@c4atlanta.org.