THEA Streaming Platform Welcomes TILA Studios Channel featuring Women Artists of Color
TILA Studios, a co-working and community space for black women artists in Atlanta, joined the THEA video streaming platform last week, kicking off a new channel of unique, diverse videos in advance of the 2018 Art Basel convention.
TILA Studios began in Atlanta with Founder and Executive Director Tiffany LaTrice and her desire to rewrite the narrative around the contributions of black women to art.
“This is a dream come true, to see so many beautiful people here today,” LaTrice said at an event kicking off TILA’s trip to Art Basel and introduction of the Garden Fellows program held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber recently. “TILA Studios was created to empower black women artists to showcase and create their art.”
TILA has a collaborative studio space and gallery located in Historic Downtown East Point, providing an inclusive and safe space for artists to work. This physical space will now be joined by a channel on the video-streaming THEA platform, created by ChooseATL and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, providing increased visibility for local creators.
Most recently, TILA Studios announced the cohort of 2018 Garden Fellows that would be representing the group at the 2018 Art Basel convention and art show after a competitive application process. The 10 Georgia-based artists selected for the fellowship will receive access to the Miami convention and place their art in front of Art Basel’s annual 70,000 visitors.
The 2018 Garden Fellows include:
- Ebony Black
- Ariel Dannielle
- Christa David
- Angela Davis Johnson
- Grace Kisa
- Shon Pittman
- Evelyn Quiñones
- Sachi Rome
- Ayanna Smith
- Jasmine Nicole Williams
In addition, MailChimp will sponsor a “TILA House” for the 2018 Garden Fellows that will host daily experiences and create a dialogue amongst the arts communities of Miami and Atlanta.
“I believe that when black women artists are thriving, they have the power to change lives and the community around them,” LaTrice said.
THEA is the first-ever, city-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform, highlighting creators from across the metro Atlanta region. THEA continues to grow and evolve with more than 45 channels, 750 videos and over 7,500 hours of content watched.
Simeon Spearman, director of digital product for ChooseATL, explained why the arts community, and the content created by that community, continue to matter.
“ChooseATL has the goal of attracting and retaining talent to the metro Atlanta region, and part of the way that we do that is making sure we amplify and support our artists and community as much as possible,” Spearman said. “[We want to] make sure everyone worldwide knows that Atlanta is driving culture forward and creating an inclusive environment – celebrating the arts, community and entrepreneurship wherever possible.”
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