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MINT Announces Matching Challenge Grant from Possible Futures and The Goat Farm Arts Center
Challenge grant ensures continued success of emerging artist mentorship program
MINT is thrilled to announce a $10,000 Challenge Grant from Possible Futures and The Goat Farm Arts Center. Both organizations were instrumental in launching the inaugural year of Leap Year, and this grant was awarded to ensure the continued success of the program.
Leap Year, facilitated by MINT, is a year long, emerging artists mentorship program that utilizes the established talent and organic connectivity of the Atlanta artistic community. Selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in a program of development with resources culled from numerous organizations and individuals active in Georgia. Leap Year's goals are to provide space and support for emerging artists to be more thoughtful about their work and creative careers, to foster partnerships and community between various arts organizations, to create a more sustainable arts economy, and to nurture a generous artistic spirit within Atlanta.
Possible Futures will match up to $10,000 cash in funds donated by MINT supporters. The Goat Farm Arts Center will make an in kind match of studio space valued at $10,000 through their new Platform: Stodja House. The Stodja House Platform selects artist-in-residence programs based on quality and structure and grants free artist studios to that program.
MINT Executive Director Erica Jamison said, "We are humbled and honored by the support shown by Possible Futures and The Goat Farm. Without these two organizations, Leap Year would have never happened. Their pledge is a testament to the necessity and strength of the program."
The challenge will begin on July 1 with a variety of fundraising initiatives.
MINT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer run arts organization dedicated to cultivating a stronger creative community in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Its goals are to provide exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, and other resources for artists of all skill levels and backgrounds. They also seek strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and local businesses in order to broaden the opportunities for Atlanta creatives.
About The Goat Farm Arts Center
The Goat Farm Arts Center's vision is "to push culture forward through comprehensive support of the arts." Primarily exploring experimental and innovative works, The Goat Farm is a laboratory where creative risk is nurtured and celebrated.
About Possible Futures
Possible Futures is a private non-profit operating foundation. Its mission is to nurture Atlanta's creative culture and educate the public through the support and presentation of artists, writers and performers.