DanceATL’s A.M. Collaborative

DanceATL – Education and Mentorship Committee 
Chairperson Samantha Spriggs
education@danceatl.org
404-697-8623

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A.M. Collaborative, a new artist collaboration initiative from DanceATL

DanceATL’s Education and Mentorship Committee introduces A.M. Collaborative, a brand-new initiative for working artists of a variety of disciplines. This program offers Atlanta-based makers a community of partnerships and group feedback. The group of participating artists will support and sustain each other’s artistic inquiries over several months. With large group meetings and one-on-one partnerships, A.M. Collaborative provides accountability, fellowship, and a space in which to explore and interrogate new ideas and methods of making work.

Applications open September 1, 2020, at and will close on September 23, 2020. Artists selected for the program will be notified on October 2, 2020. The whole collaborative will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. EST in October, November, and January. The process will culminate in a public showing in February 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://danceatl.org/amcollaborative.

With A.M. Collaborative, DanceATL strives to nurture collaborations within the diverse Atlanta dance community. Anyone interested in creating within the mediums of dance and movement arts is encouraged to participate. This includes choreographers, lighting designers, costume designers, musicians, dramaturgs, and set designers from all experience levels.

To kick things off, participating artists will gather for a virtual coffee chat with the full group to start brewing ideas. The artists will share their creative interests and inquiries. Later, with the guidance of the program curators, artists will partner with another participant for the duration of the program. These partnerships provide accountability, perspective, and support throughout each individual process. The program’s structure is flexible based on the participants’ interests and needs.

In February, the artists will have an opportunity to share their work, research and process with the Atlanta community at an informal showing. The flexible format of this showing will support the group’s needs, as well as up-to-date safety guidelines.

This program is unique in that there is no singular expected outcome. Instead, it focuses on the processes of connecting, energizing, trading ideas, and creating. DanceATL’s Education/Mentorship Committee aims to create a space in which artists at any stage of their career can engage with and learn from other artists. Additionally, the program moves away from a mentor/mentee dynamic and towards an equitable exchange of ideas and expertise.

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If you have further questions about the A.M. Collaborative, please contact Samantha Spriggs, education@danceatl.org or 404-697-8623

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