North Atlanta Dance Theatre:
Grae Productions shares a generous history with the North Atlanta Dance Theatre. After receiving her fundamental training here, Grae Producer Stephanie Magaldi went on to play such roles as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in their annual rendition of The Nutcracker. North Atlanta Dance Theatre is a non-profit pre-professional dance company located in Johns Creek, GA. North Atlanta Dance Theatre provides premier dance performance to the greater Atlanta community. Theatrical presentations feature gifted young performers while supporting and showcasing elite professional artists.
The mission of Andee’s Army is to provide financial assistance to families of children and youth who are receiving medical treatment and care for brain injuries and other neurological injuries and conditions including, but not limited to spinal cord injuries and Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, Andee’s Arm has established a multi-year endowment fund that will be administered through Shepherd Center, a leading rehabilitation hospital, to support rehabilitative medial treatment and home care needs for adolescents for needs not typically covered by insurance or other compensation sources.
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. ACAC creates a diverse cultural landscape for artists, art professionals, and the art-interested public through its Exhibitions, Educational programming, and Studio Artist Program.
The Creative Project is a vital force in Atlanta’s art community. It strengthens and unites arts, education, community and commerce by creating an arts eco-system that empowers eager citizens to recognize Atlanta’s potential. TCP accomplishes this goal by engaging fresh resources, implementing crucial and deliberate arts and culture initiatives and leading arts-based education. TCP patrons donate subsidized housing and free studio space to support our artists as they serve Atlanta neighborhoods by generating vibrant and fertile communities poised for economic growth and development. It is their mission to enrich and strengthen local communities through quality arts-based education while celebrating and elevating the cities visual and performing artists.
The Drake House addresses a long-standing need for emergency housing for women and children in the north Fulton community. They provide short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for these families. The programs are designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency. Since opening the doors to The Drake House in 2006, over 320 families have been served with more than 600 children. Each family is provided a private, fully furnished one or two bedroom apartment, allowing the family to remain intact in a safe setting.
Flux Projects produces exceptional and surprising temporary public art to galvanize Atlanta’s cultural curiosity. They provide contemporary artists with financial, production, and marketing support to create aesthetically and conceptually rich work. These projects engage people in their daily lives, outside of traditional arts venues, and instill a sense of wonder. They seed Atlanta with creativity to foster cultural curiosity and a spirit of experimentation. We shift perceptions of people inside and outside the city to see the creative energy that is already here and imagine a future where that creativity is central to Atlanta’s official identity. We seek an ecosystem of risk-taking artists and an engaged audience that desires and supports innovative works of public art.
Glo was founded by Choreographer Lauri Stallings and Production Specialist Richard Carvlin in 2009. They are committed to collaboration, creative process, and listening to people in everything they do, from their performance experiments, schoolhouse, community, dinners, to migrating. They felt it was necessary to launch Glo to help revitalize identity in the American south. Their work creates opportunities for shifts in awareness and human interactions that slow down life. They are obsessed with choreography’s uncanny ability to identify the movement and fluidity of a city. Glo bends genres with a pool of filmmakers, rappers, fashion and visual artists.
In August of 2011 Steve Dezember II was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He lived for 8 years, well beyond the 3-5 year expectancy. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disorder is characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculations, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, and decline in breathing ability. We want to spread awareness and most importantly HOPE for all those diagnosed with this horrible condition.
Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. They value success and our passion for winning through trust, transparent leadership, and our commitment to diversity. Their guiding principles that frame all decision-making are based on their purpose, these values and a mutual respect for each individual’s contribution to the fulfillment of our mission.
The United Services Organizations (USO) is the way Americans support their troops. A private, nonprofit organization since its founding in 1941, the USO provides morale, welfare and recreation services to military personnel and their families. The USE is committed to improving the quality of life of service men and women and their families. Whether at a USO center where a soldier on rest and recuperation (R&R) gets a warm welcome home, or at a deployment site where USO Volunteers send our troops off with support, gratitude, and, of course, good old-fashioned “Southern Hospitality.”
WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. We believe that art is an agent of change and that by empowering people with the means to create art, we are in turn empowering people with the means to create change.