Proposal Guidelines

          The lead submitter must have participated in Percolate Phase I successfully. The lead submitter must be the head of the project and the main point of contact. Other artists and/or activists may be a part of the proposal as contributors. Solo projects are also admissible. It is not mandatory that proposals include the lead submitter’s assigned coffee date individual from Phase I. All proposals must include WonderRoot as a partnering organization. Other organizations may be included as well. Please consider the following dates when selecting which award-tier you are applying for:

  • 1K: Selected proposals will be completed between March 2017-September 2017 for a total of 6 months. In June, a mid point grant report will be due that includes photo documentation. A final grant report will be due in October.

  • 5K: The selected proposal will be completed between March 2017- December 31, 2017 for a total of 9 months. In August, a midpoint grant report will be due that includes photo documentation. A final grant report will be due in January 2018.

  • 10K: The selected proposal will be completed between March 2017 - September 2018 for a total of 18 months.  December 31, 2017 for a total of 9 months. In December 2017, a midpoint grant report will be due that includes photo documentation. A final grant report will be due in October 2018.

Ends in 5 days, 16 hours

WonderRoot is excited to launch the WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM -- an artist and maker's market located at the Shed at Ponce City Market, a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail. 

The WonderRoot Artist Market connects Atlanta residents to artists, makers, and other creative people, such as yourself! WonderRoot facilitates a platform for creative people to sustain themselves and build relationships. This is an extensive opportunity to both expand your exposure and grow your work. 

We invite you to take advantage of the culture and community incubated on the Eastside Trail by registering for the low-cost artist market. This is an open-invitation; please feel free to share! Please be aware we do not accept food vendors.

We will notify you within 2 weeks if your application has been approved. Payment in full is expected upon approval and prior to the market schedule. If WonderRoot does not receive payment 3 days prior to the market, your application will be considered incomplete and will be moved to the waiting list. 

The WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM May schedule is as follows:

May Artist Market: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21/ 5/28
Vendors will arrive at 11am. Market is open from noon-3pm. Vendors must leave by 4pm.
 $150 fee covers the cost of all artist markets in May.

Submission of this application assumes full understanding and compliance to the responsibilities and requirements of the WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM outlined here

We will also feature one table per monthly market at no cost to provide better access for underrepresented artists. Feel free to reach out to amanda@wonderroot.org for more information on this scholarship opportunity. 

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact chris@wonderroot.org

WonderRoot is excited to launch the WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM -- an artist and maker's market located at the Shed at Ponce City Market, a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail. 

The WonderRoot Artist Market connects Atlanta residents to artists, makers, and other creative people, such as yourself! WonderRoot facilitates a platform for creative people to sustain themselves and build relationships. This is an extensive opportunity to both expand your exposure and grow your work. 

We invite you to take advantage of the culture and community incubated on the Eastside Trail by registering for the low-cost artist market. This is an open-invitation; please feel free to share! Please be aware we do not accept food vendors.

We will notify you within 2 weeks if your application has been approved. Payment in full is expected upon approval and prior to the market schedule. If WonderRoot does not receive payment 3 days prior to the market, your application will be considered incomplete and will be moved to the waiting list. 

The WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM June schedule is as follows:

June Artist Market: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, & 6/25
Vendors will arrive at 11am. Market is open from noon-3pm. Vendors must leave by 4pm.
 $150 fee covers the cost of all artist markets in June.

Submission of this application assumes full understanding and compliance to the responsibilities and requirements of the WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM outlined here

We will also feature one table per monthly market at no cost to provide better access for underrepresented artists. Feel free to reach out to amanda@wonderroot.org for more information on this scholarship opportunity. 

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact chris@wonderroot.org
Ends on May 28, 2017

Targeting artists at pivotal stages in their professional careers, the Walthall Artist Fellowship is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year. Specifically, by providing artists with the necessary resources, community-base, and networks, the Fellowship empowers selected artists to significantly advance and define their careers. Artists of a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Application is competitive; attendance of all events is mandatory. Please consider this commitment when applying. The tentative schedule of events is listed below.


Participation in the Walthall Fellowship includes the following:

  • Eight monthly symposia with Atlanta’s leading arts professionals. Covered topics include understanding contracts and intellectual property, working with institutions, marketing your work, and building a portfolio. Dates include July 8th, August 12th, September 16th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th, January 13th, and February 10th.

  • Eight monthly roundtables in which Fellows, as a cohort, lead discussion about critical issues to their practice. Dates include July 12th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 13th, January 17th, and February 21st.

  • Individualized one-to-one informal mentorships for each Fellow.

  • A 5-day residency on Ossabaw Island March

  • A group exhibition featuring all twelve Fellows--tentatively held in July 2018.


Applicants must be able to attend 100% of the program in order to be selected.


The Walthall Artist Fellowship is open to artists of a variety of disciplines. Artists who will be enrolled in BFA or MFA programs at any point during the program are not eligible.


Any additional questions please contact our Arts Innovation and Event Specialist, Iman Person, at iman@wonderroot.org


The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, May 28th.

Thanks for reaching out to the venue at WonderRoot. Please understand that we receive a high volume of applications and are a small volunteer staff - we respond to all inquiries as quickly as we are able. However, due to the high volume, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not submit multiple applications and allow at least 2 weeks for a response. Preference will be given to shows with a completed line-up. Proceeds are a 70/30 split for artist/WonderRoot.
Because we are a small staff hosting many shows, all promotion is the responsibility of the artists. You are encouraged to promote at WonderRoot and posters mailed to us will be hung. 
All of our shows are all ages and $5 unless presented with compelling reasons otherwise (the decision is at WonderRoot management's discretion). 
Love,
WonderRoot

Ends on July 31, 2017
WonderRoot is currently seeking group exhibition and curation proposals on a rolling basis from emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

Exhibition proposals will be judged based on the creative rigor of the proposal, exhibition experience, technical proficiency, and quality of previous work. If you are proposing a new project please be prepared to submit sketches/digital renderings and additional text-based documents that may aid us in understanding the project.

*Due to the high volume of inquiries we will only notify accepted applicants. 

Questions? Please email iman@wonderroot.org. 
Ends on June 1, 2017
WonderRoot is currently seeking exhibition proposals on a rolling basis from emerging and mid-career local artists that work in the following disciplines: 

-Installation
-Drawing, painting and printmaking
-Photography
-Sculpture
-Mixed media
-Sound
-Video
-Performance

Exhibition proposals will be judged based on the creative rigor of the proposal, exhibition experience, technical proficiency, and quality of previous work. If you are proposing a new project please be prepared to submit sketches/digital renderings and additional text-based documents that may aid us in understanding the project. In addition, collaborations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

*Due to the high volume of inquiries we will only notify accepted applicants. 

Questions? Please email matthew@wonderroot.org.