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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.

2014-15 Artist Residencies

Jonah Bokaer: Crowd Source
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.


Earl Klugh: Handpicked
Grammy-winning jazz artist and Atlanta resident Earl Klugh is in the second year of a three-year residency in which he explores a hand-picked arc of jazz music. Throughout this time Klugh will work with K-12 partner schools and Georgia Tech music students, in addition to presenting a concert each season. Selected students will participate in professional on-stage experiences with his group.  


The Atlanta Sound Project
Georgia Tech and legendary audio engineer Young Guru present The Atlanta Sound Project by recording and sound engineer Finis White, known as KY. The project, described as “for Atlanta, by Atlanta” considers how different ambient sounds from different neighborhoods would fit in their own unique genre of music, and asks the question “What does the culture of a place sound like?”