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We believe all artists have an authentic voice.
PushPush Arts' Mission
Our mission is to incubate artists and their original work through creative development and programmatic opportunities that focus on collaboration, inclusion, experimentation and innovation.
PushPush Arts' Vision
Our Vision is to serve as a vast creative hub for generative artists across multiple disciplines and offer resources, mentorship and residency programs, affordable space, and critical response that enables artists to advance their creative developments – and their careers – toward excellence and sustainability.
How We Got Here.
Founded by longtime Atlanta artists and arts supporters, Tim Habeger and Shelby Hofer, PushPush Arts, formerly PushPush Theater, began in 1997 in a black box at the FloatAway Building in Atlanta’s Virginia Highlands neighborhood. After expanding to a larger facility in Decatur in 2003, PushPush fostered thousands of artists and projects in just over a decade. From 2004-2009, our Dailies Filmmaker program incubated and produced 250+ short films and features. We won our first travel grant from TCG in 2010 to develop our Portal International Exchange program, while launching two literary events: Write Club Atlanta & Naked City. After winning a 2011 NEA New Media grant, we moved out of our Decatur location, toured two shows, produced a pilot for a new T.V. series, and started a new arts incubation program. Between 2013-2015, we mounted four immersive theater productions with The Goat Farm Atlanta and other non-traditional venues.
In 2016, following the production of Intersection of Dreams, PushPush entered into a Planning & Restructuring phase, aligning with partners for permanent space along MARTA, while formalizing SeedWorks, a new project incubator. Our ongoing work to develop an affordable and progressive hub for groundbreaking artists was realized, in part, in 2019 when we became an official Arts Partner for a larger Conversion Project adjacent to the College Park MARTA Station. During this relocation in late 2019, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we presented three new productions and added affordable studio space to our list services. The larger conversion project will ultimately include affordable live/work housing, a performance cafe and multiple galleries & performance spaces. As the official Partner of an arts-driven development, PushPush Arts will spend the next years developing an Arts Cooperative and scaling its capacity to serve as a one-of-a-kind incubator producing ground-breaking, multidisciplinary work based in Historic Downtown College Park.
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