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Additional Atlanta-Metro Resources
Atlanta Additional Resources

Attorneys & Legal Services

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Website: atlantalegalaid.org

Address: 54 Ellis St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Atlanta Legal Aid Society has offered free civil legal aid for low-income people across metro Atlanta. Multiple offices: https://atlantalegalaid.org/contact-2

 

Georgia Advocacy Office

Website: thegao.org

Address: 1 W Ct Square Ste 625, Decatur, GA 30030

Notes: The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) provides a wide range of services to persons with disabilities in Georgia.

 

Georgia Dept of Labor

Website: dol.georgia.gov/file-unemployment-insurance-claim

Address: 148 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: The President signed the CARES Act to expand unemployment insurance benefits. Once the Department is provided with operational instructions from USDOL, we will work to make the benefits approved by the Act available to qualified individuals.  Please continue to monitor our website and your My UI account for updates.

 

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Website: glarts.org

Notes: Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations. Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) exists to serve the legal needs of artists and arts organizations, to promote closer contact and understanding among members of the legal profession and the arts community, and to educate artists about their legal rights and responsibilities. Please explore our site to learn more about GLA, the services we provide, and how to become a member.

 

Georgia Legal Services Program

Website: glsp.org

Address: 104 Marietta St Ste 250, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Georgia Legal Services Program is a 501(c)3 nonprofit law firm. We provide free, civil legal services to low-income or senior-aged Georgians outside of Atlanta.

 

Georgia Legal Aid

Website: georgialegalaid.org

Address: 104 Marietta St NW Ste 250, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Our goal is to provide the public with easy internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in Georgia.

 

Hauser Legal Services, LLC

Email: s.hauser@hauserlegal.com

Address: 105 Jett Forest Ct, Atlanta, GA 30327

Notes: Lawyer for City Springs Theatre Company and other nonprofit arts groups.

 

The Sandifer Law Firm, LLC

Website: raleysandifer.com

Email: jsandifer@sandifer-law.com

Address: 2987 Claremont Rd Ste 350, Atlanta, GA 30329

Notes: At Raley & Sandifer, P.C., our goal is simple: to achieve our clients’ objectives. Since 2001, our attorneys have accomplished this goal by bringing high-quality, hands-on legal services to our clients at affordable rates.

 

Audio Plays/Podcasts

Atlanta Radio Theatre Co. (ARTC)

Website: artc.org

Email: info@artc.org

Address: 3577 Chamblee Tucker Rd Ste A #189, Atlanta, GA 30341

Notes: The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company was founded in 1984 by radio personality William L. Brown and actor/director Patrick Stansbury. They incorporated ARTC as a non-profit educational corporation, dedicated to the production and distribution of quality audio drama.

To procure funding, Mr. Stansbury persuaded the Citizens and Southern National Bank (as it was then known, later part of NationsBank, now Bank of America) to sponsor a weekly, one hour program on WGST-AM, and Mr. Brown turned his spare bedroom into a recording studio. Atlanta playwright Thomas E. Fuller (now better known as one of the authors of Wishbone books for young readers) was enlisted as principal writer, and numerous actors from the local theatrical community joined this exciting new venture.

Soon, program production became too complicated for a small bedroom studio. Henry Howard, owner of Audio Craft, made his facility available to ARTC and came on board as a producer.

 

Colleges & Universities

Clark Atlanta University

Website: cau.edu/school-of-arts-and-sciences/speech-communication-theatre-arts/index.html

Address: 223 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Notes: The theatre program provides the student with liberal arts education that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Majors devote a portion of their theatre studies to an examination of the history of theatre, the role of theatre in society, and the relationship of theatre to other disciplines. All areas of theatre acting, movement, technical and literary studies are integral parts of the theatre program. Educated in the use of oral and written communication, theatre majors have an appreciation for the theatre as an art form.

 

Georgia Southern University

Website: cah.georgiasouthern.edu/commarts/majors/theatre/

Email: commarts@georgiasouthern.edu

Address: PO Box 8091, Statesboro, GA 30460

Notes: Theatre majors are involved in the full production experience and become well-rounded theatre artists. Students in this program have opportunities in acting, design, dramaturgy, theatre-focused research and criticism, production management, technology, musical theatre, and video production. We are a hands-on program that creates a culture of engagement that unites theory and practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and develops an appreciation for the historical and contemporary global diversity of theatre and performance. The program is committed to exploring a wide range of historical and contemporary drama and production styles, as well as emergent theory, practice, and technology; and to promoting a culture of social engagement and global awareness at both the program and university levels. Students can choose between the Statesboro Campus and the Armstrong Campus.

 

Kennesaw State University

Website: arts.kennesaw.edu/theatre/index.php

Address: 471 Bartow Ave NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Notes: The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies (TPS) offers a Bachelor of Arts with four concentrations: acting, performance studies (including storytelling, performance art, directing, adaptation of texts for the stage, and dramaturgy), musical theatre, and design technology. TPS is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

 

Morehouse College

Website: morehouse.edu/academics/majors/theatre-and-performance/

Address: 830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Notes: Theatre and performance is made possible through a partnership between Morehouse and Spelman College. We designed the Theatre and Performance curriculum to challenge theatre arts students and encourage discovery, creativity, and scholarship. It provides the formal preparation necessary for advanced academic or professional study. And it offers students experiences in theatre arts through broad-based exposure to the various aspects of drama while contributing to the cultural enrichment of the Atlanta University Center and the community.

 

Reinhardt University

Website: www.reinhardt.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mfa-cw

Email: gradadmissions@reinhardt.edu

Address: 700 Reinhardt College Cir, Waleska, GA 30183

Notes: A bridge between Atlanta and the Appalachian South, the Etowah Valley is where nature meets culture and the timeless meets the contemporary. At Reinhardt University’s Etowah Valley Writers Institute, writers join to create a literature that is story-driven and grounded in the places where we live, whether rural or urban. Reinhardt is the only higher education institution in Georgia offering a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. We offer the only other low-residency BFA in Creative Writing degree in the country. Our 60-hour low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing offers classes in poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction/memoir, and scriptwriting (film, TV, and stage).

 

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Website: scad.edu/academics/programs/dramatic-writing/degrees/mfa

Email: contact@scad.edu

Address: 36 S Wabash Ave, Savannah, GA 31401

Notes: Cutting-edge resources. Connected faculty. Celebrated guests and world-renowned events. As a dramatic writing student at SCAD, you can capitalize on every opportunity to get the most out of your student experience. Students of dramatic writing master the nuance of language as they draft unforgettable stories for theater, film, television, feature animation and more.

 

Savannah State University

Website: savannahstate.edu/class/dance/performing-arts.shtml

Address: 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404

Notes: The Fine Arts Program offers courses leading to the baccalaureate degree (BFA) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to an area of concentration (15 credit hours) in music, art, dance, and theatre. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the performing arts through concerts, plays, exhibits, and displays.

 

Spelman College

Website: spelman.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/theater-and-performance

Email: akadogo@spelman.edu

Address: 350 Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

Notes: The Department of Theater & Performance offers the creative and inquisitive candidate an opportunity to explore performance, writing and design through experimentation and exploration. This interdisciplinary approach to performance offers a gateway to multifaceted opportunities in performance, theater studies and the creative industries. Students are encouraged to experiment with performance modalities featuring text, film, songs, and site-specific areas to develop and create original stories.

 

Colonies & Residencies

Hambidge Center

Website: hambidge.org/program-overview.html

Email: center@hambidge.org

Address: PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Notes: Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices.

Submission Information: Proposal, bio, resume, work sample. Apply from December 1 through January 15 for the May through August residency period. Apply from March 1 through April 15 for the September through December residency period. Apply from August 1 through September 15 for the mid-February through April residency period.

 

Contests & Awards

Arts & Letters Prize in Drama

Website: artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Email: al.journal@gcsu.edu

Address: GCSU Campus Box 89, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Notes: The prize-winning one-act play winner receives a $500 prize and travel support to attend the prize play production at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.)

Submission Information: Online submission. Visit website for more information.

 

Young Scholars Award

Website: cah.georgiasouthern.edu/commarts/majors/theatre/

Email: commarts@georgiasouthern.edu

Address: PO Box 8091, Statesboro, GA 30460

Notes: The History/Theory/Criticism/Literature (HTCL) Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites submissions in all topics related to the broad categories of history, theory, criticism, and literature. We are committed to scholarly exploration of issues concerning all types of theatre presentation. We welcome both traditional and contemporary approaches to history, theory, criticism, and literature as well as related concerns such as pedagogy, historiography, and applied drama, including alternative or even radical approaches and interpretations. The HTCL Committee encourages submissions from young scholars who are part of the global majority and/or are students at majority-minority institutions.

 

Design and Marketing Services

Daryl Lisa Fazio – Graphic Design for Theatre

Website: darylfazio.com

Email: darylfazio@gmail.com

Phone: (843) 465-6247

Address: 731 Elbert St NW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Notes: I have an MFA in Graphic Design, an undergraduate degree in Theatre (Northwestern Univ.), and over 20 years of professional experience as a graphic designer, including in academia, in-house corporate design, marketing firms, non-profits, various small businesses, and the arts. I was a design professor at the college level for ten years. Since the fall of 2010, I have been a freelance designer for professional theatre full-time.

I am highly efficient and detail-oriented, and while I love working on a team (because Theatre is Family), I’m also independent, self-motivated, and always hit the ground running. 

I am versatile and intellectually curious. I am drawn to clients involved in creative endeavors (such as theatre and fine art) and creative people. I also love to problem-solve and create useful, clear design that can make information accessible to anyone. Additionally, I’m a produced playwright with a degree in acting for the theatre and am a huge film buff, so storytelling, even in a static postcard, finds its way into my visual solutions.

I design because I love its beauty and clarity, but also because I love the “big idea.”

Specialties: Adobe CS, HTML/CSS, web usability and interface design, all categories of print design, typography, illustration (traditional and digital), mentoring and supervising young designers, copywriting, and proofing (including scriptwriting for video).

 

Harold Foster, Jr. Designs

Website: www.haroldfosterjr.com

Address: Atlanta, GA 30305

Notes: I am a creative designer who focuses on logo, branding, and illustration design. My primary focus in working in the profession of art is to impact people. Being able to express or bring designs to life for my clients is something that makes me enthusiastic, seeing the expression on the faces of all that I help motivates me to improve myself in every piece of work that I may partake in.

 

Developmental Workshops & Writer Groups

TURTULIA – The Black Playwright’s Experience

Email: ssm314@nyu.edu

Notes: We are a group of professional, Black playwrights living in Atlanta, GA, who are interested in creating our own artistic space, so that we may hone our craft, fellowship, and dramaturg for each other without racial restrictions or political critiques put upon our cultural voices as we prepare pieces for successful lives in both national and international theatre. Any local, Black playwrights interested in applying may contact SM Shephard-Massat at ssm314@nyu.edu.

 

Grants & Fellowships

Girls Who Conduct

Website: girlswhoconduct.org/fellowship/

Email: GirlsWhoConduct@gmail.com

Address: 36 Trammell St SW Ste 100, Marietta, GA 30064

Notes: The Girls Who Conduct / Georgia Symphony Orchestra Women Conductor Fellowship Program is designed to support the development of aspiring women, women-identifying, and non-binary conductors through providing mentoring, shadowing, training, and practical opportunities. The program contains three weekend residencies in the Atlanta metropolitan area, together with six virtual meetings between September 2021 to May 2022.

The program, aimed at aspiring conductors who have shown extraordinary potential, is spread across a full orchestra season, and will include observing rehearsals, participating in conducting workshops, being mentored by GWC members and GSO’s music staff, and possibly engaging with education and outreach programs. All fellows will receive a scholarship to cover the tuition fees. Travel and lodging are the fellows’ own responsibility with need-based assistance available.

 

Membership & Service Organizations

Alternate ROOTS Inc.

Website: alternateroots.org

Email: info@alternateroots.org

Address: 115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Alternate ROOTS’ programs support the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition, or spirit, and promotes social and economic justice.

 

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Website: creativeloafing.com

Address: 115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW Ste 415, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Creative Loafing is Atlanta’s alternative news and entertainment publication of record. Since 1972, we have provided the best in news, art, music, movies, and nightlife, both in print and on our website. We are Atlanta’s leading source of information on where to go, what to do, and why.

 

Producers

Candi Dugas & Associates

Website: candidugas.com

Address: 115 MLK Jr Dr SW Ste 3B/4B, Atlanta, GA 30303

Notes: Curating Black content. When we tell Black stories, we change the conversation in ways that compel COMPLETE freedom™. That’s why white patriarchy fights so fiercely to suppress our voices. candi dugas & associates curates original content that conveys authentic Black storytelling along a rainbow of experiences—from writing and developing scripts for the performing arts to social media messaging. Our words entertain, empower, and guide audiences strategically to take action and achieve results for us all.

 

Nykieria Chaney, LLC

Website: www.NykieriaChaney.com

Email: ndc@nykieriachaney.com

Address: PO Box 568032, Atlanta, GA 31156

Notes: Nykieria Chaney LLC, is a woman-owned film and theatre production company based out of Atlanta, GA. Our goal is to increase access to the arts for Atlanta residents while providing artists a place to develop, rehearse, and perform new works with an emphasis on reintroducing historical African American contributions to literary and performing arts. We will engage the community through ongoing arts educational programs, workshops, and special events. By providing affordable easily accessible development space for artists, we will help cultivate a generation of artists equally invested in their culture, social, and creative practices.

 

Products & Other Services

Buy From a Black Woman

Website: buyfromablackwoman.org

Email: info@buyfromablackwoman.org

Address: 848 Oglethorpe Ave SW Ste 10873, Atlanta, GA 30310

Notes: Black women have been leading the numbers when it comes to starting a business, but annual sales for Black women business owners are five times smaller than all women-owned businesses due to lack of support and awareness. That’s where we come in. Since 2016, Buy from a Black Woman has empowered, educated, and inspired Black women business owners and the people who support them.

 

Therapy for Black Girls

Website: www.therapyforblackgirls.com

Email: info@therapyforblackgirls.com

Address: 108 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Notes: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

 

Publishers

Rebel Belle Publishing

Website: www.rebelbellepublishing.com

Email: rebelbellepublishing@outlook.com

Address: 720 Guy Jarrard Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Notes: At Rebel Belle Publishing, we provide theatres with entertaining, marketable plays and musicals. Our shows have catchy titles, affordable royalties, are easy to cast, and most have unit sets.

 

Venues

Synchronicity Annex

Address: 1586 Piedmont St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Notes: We have office and rehearsal space in Midtown, Atlanta that primarily functions as a rehearsal, new play development and class venue, in addition to housing the Synchronicity Theatre’s administrative offices.

 

Fox Theatre

Website: foxtheatre.org

Email: boxoffice@foxtheatre.org

Address: 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Notes: The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).”