Providing studio space, mentorship, a stipend, and more.

About the Project

Leap Year is a residency program produced by MINT that provides a comprehensive and robust system of support for emerging artists in the Atlanta-Metro area.

Each year, the six selected artists will:
  • receive free studio space for 6 months
  • be paired with one mentor
  • Receive a $1,000 stipend
  • Attend a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences
  • Participate in studio visits from critics, curators, and visiting artists
  • Receive year-long memberships to local arts organizations including:
    • C4 Atlanta
    • Atlanta Contemporary
    • The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
  • Attend and teach workshops and classes related to creative interests and needs
  • Create a body of work to be exhibited in a solo show
Leap Year artists are carefully selected through a competitive application process by a panel with a diverse mix of backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities. Our goal is to not only pick the top six applicants but the applicants who represent a diverse cross-section of talent with clear ambitions around their artistic practice.

We need your help to make this program happen! Your support will ensure each artist receives the full array of benefits, and that the program is 100% free for them.

Donors will receive great perks, including tickets to our fundraiser on November 18th where they can learn more about MINT, meet former Leap Year artists, and see more of their work!

Thank you for supporting emerging artists in Atlanta.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    A personalized social media shout out from one of our MINT staffers!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    A personalized social media shout out, a general admission ticket to our fundraising event on November 18th, and an artist cheat sheet for the anonymous auction!
    Amount over $40 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Social media shout out, along with two general admission tickets for you and a guest to our fundraiser on November 18th, and artists cheat sheets for the anonymous auction!
    Amount over $80 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Personalized social media shout out, along with two host committee tickets and cheat sheets for our fundraiser, and 2 t-shirts with MINT's new brand!
    Amount over $190 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Sponsor level benefits! Social media shout outs, your logo on print and digital collateral for the fundraising event, 4 Host Committee tickets and cheat sheets, and 2 t-shirts with MINT's new brand!
    Amount over $320 is tax-deductible
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