Support WonderRoot’s Power2Give Campaign
Double the value of your gift by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Nearly two years ago, WonderRoot launched its signature career development program, The Walthall Artist Fellowship, in an effort to support Atlanta-based artists at pivotal stages in their careers. We consistently heard from artists that they needed more resources, support and education around the business of their creative practices. In true WonderRoot fashion, we listened to what they said and created a program to serve their needs.
That’s why we’re asking for your support today via Power2Give.
Now in its second year, the Walthall Artist Fellowship propels Atlanta artists forward, with a focus on building financially sustainable artist practices. For this year-long program, we bring Atlanta’s best practitioners in the areas of business planning, intellectual property law, arts consulting, marketing and more to lead training sessions for 12 working artists who we feel are at the tipping point. In addition to these symposia, the Fellows receive one-on-one mentoring, peer learning opportunities and an artist retreat on Ossabaw Island — not to mention the closing exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
The inaugural class of fellows has produced quite the series of success stories. Bethany Collins just started her residency at the prestigious Studio Museum in Harlem; In Kyoung Chun received the 2013 City of Atlanta Emerging Artist Award; Hailey Lowe was named Creative Loafing’s Best Emerging Visual Artist of 2012; Helen Hale received the competitive Idea Capital Award; the list goes on…
Walthall Fellow, Bethany Collins, recently shared these thoughts with us, “As I start packing for New York, I just wanted to say thank you again to WonderRoot and your support this past year through Walthall. The Fellowship absolutely helped me keep my practice going in that wonky right out of grad school transition period, made Atlanta feel even more like home and encouraged me to apply for the Studio Museum residency. I’m already looking forward to coming home to Atlanta in a year.”
That right there is why we do our work.
With the knowledge that WonderRoot is elevating artists’ careers, we hope you will join us by supporting WonderRoot’s Power2Give campaign for the Walthall Artist Fellowship. Every dollar contributed will be matched, one-to-one, by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
Thank you to all of the trainers, mentors, fellows and volunteers who make this program possible. There is a village supporting Atlanta’s emerging artists.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 89018
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
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