Artists in Residence

Project Write Now invites artists of all disciplines to apply for an Artist-in-Residence position. Our program is designed to give artists opportunities to explore their expertise and craft with the diverse populations we work with. Positions are a minimum of six months and include teaching classes in our studio and/or through our community outreach programs. This is a paid position. To learn more, please email Lisa Hartsgrove at

Our 2017 Artists-in-Residence…

Gilda Rogers

Gilda Rogers is an award-winning journalist, author, and executive producer of Frank Talk, the half-hour talk-show forum that airs on Brookdale Television. Gilda is one of the playwrights of “SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY” that recently closed a long-run in Los Angeles. She is a social critic, community relations liaison for Two River Theater, and founder of the T. Thomas Fortune Project.

Michael Sarin

Over the last twenty-five years, drummer Michael Sarin has been at the center of New York City’s genre-bending jazz and improvisation community. His versatility and musical wit helped forge long associations with forward-looking artists. Sarin performs all over the world–-in major and minor festivals; concert halls famous and infamous, big and small. He can be heard on recent recordings of Frank Carlberg, Mark Dresser, Joe Fiedler, Erik Friedlander, David Krakauer, and Leslie Pintchik. He can also be seen and heard in the newly released documentary, Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song.

Amanda Heidel

Amanda Heidel is an artist and teacher who believes that everything around us exists on the verge of creativity. Her current body of work, “Addiction Series,” has been inspired by addiction and homelessness. She is particularly interested in the different stages or characteristics that a person might go through when they are dependent on a substance. As well as being a visual artist, Heidel is an art, yoga, and meditation teacher. She has exhibited her artwork throughout New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

Mychal Mills

Mychal Mills is co-founder of Konscious Youth Development & Service (KYDS), a youth development program that focuses on holistic intervention of the body, mind, and soul. He believes youth development is more sustainable through internal development, building tools of love and compassion from within that are transferable in any life situation. Mychal loves poetry as creative expression. His words are a reflection of his soul.

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