Midtown Alliance announces new Artists-in-Residence

Midtown Alliance, Emory University and founding partners are pleased to announce the next class for the Midtown Heart of the Arts Residency Program. The Heart of the Arts residency program accelerates continued professional development for practicing Atlanta-based artists. This latest phase will provide established visual artists with studio workspaces inside various commercial properties, from January 2023 through June 2024, a financial stipend, and the opportunity to increase visibility for their practice.

“We are immensely proud of everything the residency program achieved in its first year and now are thrilled to welcome this latest class of artists to Midtown,” said Lauren Radman, project manager of urban design and placemaking at Midtown Alliance. “Extending the residency term to 18 months and expanding our footprint will create even more opportunities for collaboration with these artists and sponsoring partners on projects that make art a part of the daily experience in our district.”

Midtown Alliance held an open call for artist applications last summer and received nearly 50 submissions. Seven artists were chosen for this cohort and have started moving into their studio spaces this month in Midtown:

● Demetri Burke – oil painting, mixed media and collage
● Darya Fard – printmaking, video and sound installations
● Sayma Hossain – textiles and mixed-media
● Kelly Taylor Mitchell — mixed media, installation, papermaking, printmaking, book arts
and textiles
● Masud Olufani — sculpture with mixed media application
● Deanna Sirlin — canvas and large-scale installations, projections and other media
● Kristan Woolford — sound photo, video, film, projection, 360 video and VR

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