Artist Statement

re:imagine/ATL is empowering the next generation of storytellers by providing teens with resources and mentorship to explore film and digital media. Our Alliance partners are committing to building a jobs pipeline through our programs by providing internships, job shadowing, and mentoring. Through our programs and partnerships, we are building Atlanta as a city with an inclusive workforce where everybody’s stories can be told.


Artist Bio

Julie Foster-Straw has developed curriculum and produced short films with kids all over the world, as well as earning a MPH. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with years of evaluation and communications experience at the CDC, CARE, and Good Samaritan Health Center. In her 4 years at re:imagine/ATL she has developed and piloted re:imagine/COMMUNITY, an in-school filmmaking program that has served over 100 students at 8 schools, and she currently serves as Program Director, overseeing development on all other re:imagine/ATL programs.

Terp Vairin is a multi-practice artist based in Decatur, GA. Since receiving a cum laude BFA in 2010, she has worked on over 30 shows, projects, and productions. When not working to empower the next generation of storytellers behind the scenes at re:imagine/ATL, Vairin is developing independent projects, including podcasting and public interactive art, and educational programming for all ages. This will be her 4th year directing The Green Room summer camp.