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About the Artist Residency Program

The artist-in-residence program is an extension of Midtown Alliance’s commitment to support the local arts economy and provide opportunities to share new talent with the Midtown audience. Through their participation in the program, selected artists will directly engage with Midtown Alliance staff and partners in the service of a core organizational mission to build vibrant public life within the district. Partners for the 2023-24 term include DataBank, Dewberry Foundation, and Emory.

Midtown Alliance invites property owners seeking opportunities for their available spaces to reach out regarding potential partnerships.

Meet our 2023-24 Artists in Residence

Demetri Burke

Darya Fard

Sayma Hossain

Kelly Taylor Mitchell

Masud Olufani

Deanna Sirlin

Kristan Woolford

Stay Connected to our Artists in Residence Alumni

George F. Baker III

Jamaal Barber

Lillian Blades

Dr. Bojana Ginn

Patricia Hernandez

Jasmine Nicole Williams

Thank You to our Partners

This effort is guided by Midtown Alliance and relies on strategic partnerships with commercial property owners. We are sincerely grateful for these sponsors that have hosted artists.


Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about this program, contact Ellie Hensley: View our 2023-24 Heart of the Arts Studio Residency Announcement here.

Heart of the Arts in the Headlines

7/06/21 - Burnaway: Daily News: Midtown Alliance Announces First Cohort of Artists-in-Residence

6/30/21 - Newsbreak: Midtown Alliance, Founding Partners Name Six Chosen Artists for Heart of the Arts Residency Program

6/30/21 - Atlanta Business Journal: Midtown Alliance Announces Artists for Midtown Residency Program

6/30/21 - Atlanta InTown: Inaugural Class Unveiled for Midtown Heart of the Arts Residency Program

5/04/21 - WABE: Heart of the Arts Initiative Provides a Space For Artists to Create and Showcase their Works in Midtown

4/26/21 - Saporta Report: Artist Residencies in Midtown: An Essential Environment for Creativity

3/24/21 - Atlanta Voice: Midtown Alliance Announces Studio Residency Program With Commercial Properties

2/22/21 - Atlanta History Center: Heart of the Arts

2/06/21 - Atlanta Business Chronicle - Midtown Alliance Brings Art to the Heart of the City

1/24/21 - Atlanta InTown: Storefront Murals and Exhibitions Bring Diverse Artistry to Midtown

12/25/20 - What NOW Atlanta: Midtown Alliance Turning Vacant Storefronts Into Art Installations

12/22/20 - Atlanta Daily World: Midtown Alliance Program Brings Art to Street-Level

12/22/20 - Atlanta Voice: Midtown Alliance Launches Program to Display Artists' Work in Vacant Storefronts