Continuing the dialogue amongst emerging creative organizations in the metro Atlanta area, GATHER ATLANTA is back for the Third Annual Creatives Networking Market to be held Saturday August 6th, at SCAD 3-7 p.m. Presented by BURNAWAY, MINT, ThoughtMarker and WonderRoot, GATHER ATLANTA 2011 is a networking market promoting and facilitating collaboration between Atlanta’s independent and emerging galleries, creative collectives and non-profits.
“Atlanta is a city in which organic partnerships can be difficult, if not impossible to make under ordinary circumstances” says Erica Jamison, “Ours is a car culture that, depends on the public and our peers being willing to make the effort to drive to and participate in the various events and happenings around the city. Gather Atlanta seeks to address this issue and facilitate partnerships between emerging arts organizations and the public.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn about a cross section of visual and performing arts groups, discover new cultural offerings and learn how they can support their local artists as well as metro Atlanta creative industries through volunteerism and active participation. In addition to these opportunities, there will also be a panel discussion focusing on the topic of “Partnerships and Collaborations”.
“There is rising tide in Atlanta arts community, and many of the organizations participating in Gather Atlanta this year are at the center of the movement,” says WonderRoot’s Chris Appleton. “We are excited to bring such a diverse group of artists, arts organizers and patrons together into one room. We hope that Gather Atlanta continues to trigger partnerships and collaborations that are necessary to our thriving arts community.”
Participants include: BurnAway MINT, WonderRoot, Beep Beep Gallery, Young Blood Gallery and Boutique, Kibbee Gallery, Eyedrum, Relapse Theatre, PushPush Theater, Twinhead Theatre, ASIFA-Atlanta, WE Design, Wren’s Nest, i45, Westside Arts District, MondoHomo, SCAD-Atlanta Animation Society, Dashboard Co-op, Purge ATL, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, The Creatives Project, The Goat Farm, The Collective Project, Streetela, Art on the Beltline, gloATL, AM 1690, Atlanta Art Now, Brooks and Company, Dance Canvas, Full Radius, Zoetic, Core, Flux Projects, Living Walls, C4, Dance Truck, The Lucky Penny
Sponsors include: Bang! Arts Management and Promotions
4 p.m. panel discussion: Partnerships and Collaborations
5-7 p.m. mingling and networking
Events Space, 4th Floor, Bldg C
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309