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About the Artist Residency Program

The Georgia Tech Office of the Arts mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate arts partnerships that enhance the campus arts experience, to provide provocative fine arts choices and to create an arts bridge to the greater Atlanta community. This mission is achieved in part through extended campus and community residencies with professional performing artists, many of which are Ferst Center Presents series artists.

2013-14 Artist Residencies

Jonah Bokaer
Choreographer and former ARTech resident artist Jonah Bokaer is participating in a two-year campus residency funded by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Over the course of several campus visits during the next two years, Jonah will perform community outreach and conduct the research needed to create “Applied Movement: App Development for Choreography,” a framework consisting of software components that enable groups to participate in a shared movement-based artistic and educational experience by using their mobile phones.

This work is supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Georgia Tech Research Corporation with a focus on Building Demand for the Performing Arts through work with a Resident Artist.


Diavolo Dance Theater engaged the campus and Atlanta community in a week-long residency that culminated with a performance on Friday, September 20, 2013. The residency explored the connection between structure and freedom. Residency events included masterclasses for Atlanta's professional dance community and Grady High School dance students, guest lectures for Georgia Tech freshmen courses in Communications and Architecture, open technical rehearsals and a special backstage tour for attendees of Georgia Tech's Family Weekend 2013.


The Hot Club of San Francisco
Gypsy jazz music ensemble The Hot Club of San Francisco made two classroom visits to Georgia Tech English and Film Studies students and performed a "flash concert" at the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons while in residence at Georgia Tech.  The residency concluded with a performance of "Cinema Vivant," an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing music.

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