Our friends at C4 have launched a new venture to provide artists with something they need to be successful, a place to call home. Similar to startup businesses that can find work and office space at places like The Hub or Ignition Alley, artists need an official space to work, meet clients and practice. Read more
Archive for 2012
The Game is Afoot
Docile and cagey by turns, the Nonprofit can be a mysterious beast to those new to its territory. One moment it seems within your grasp, the next you’re left sitting bleary-eyed in front of a stack of papers and tax forms completely baffled with no discernable trail to follow. Perhaps a clear view of the path taken by someone else – double backs, circles, dead-ends and all – will help yours run a bit more smoothly. Or, at least, help assure you when you’re ready to give up, that it’s alright – that’s just part of the trip, too. Read more
Imagine having a doctor or nurse available at the touch of a finger. Easily being able to submit information about your symptoms within days. Now imagine only paying a few dollars for that service. Welcome to Sevamob, a new insurance and healthcare subscription service available in India. The best part? This awesome idea started right here in Atlanta! We sat down with Shelley Saxena to learn more about his product and its possibilities.
Most stories coming out of Africa show desperate people, extreme poverty and drought. The real Africa is much more than this. It is a place of extreme beauty, culture and history. Erin Levin is out to prove this more positive Africa exists through her upcoming documentary on the African Children’s Choir, a unique organization using the power of music and cultural heritage to uplift children in need. The choir spends much of its time touring the world showcasing the talents of its diverse young members, performing for such honored folks as the Queen of England. Erin is following hot on their trail, camera in hand, determined to show the world what these amazing youth have to offer. Read more
Most of us love a good meal. And an awesome dinner party at someones house? Hard to beat. That is the idea behind PushStart Kitchen, a kind of underground restaurant serving up goodness a few times a week at the Goat Farm. Not only do you get a delicious and hearty helping of local produce (grown on-site!) but you get to spend a night in Cristina and Zach’s wonderful loft with some soon-to-be friends. This couple team is supporting local agriculture and a new type of networking, one where strangers share an intimate experience to break down barriers. We visited their space and got a peek at what happens behind the scenes. Read more
Atlanta has tons of talented artists. And not just folks using paintbrushes, paper and the like. From 2D artists, to metal smiths, dancers, filmmakers, clothing designers and installation makers, our community is alive with creativity. Eleanor and her RAW: natural born artists program hopes to shed some light on the breadth and depth of our creative sector. Starting this Summer, RAW will be showcasing local talent through exciting and engaging shows. We sat down with Eleanor to find out what makes RAW unique and how she got involved in this national program. Read more