Leap Year is MINT’s flagship program, having served 20 artists since 2011. Each year a selection panel of Atlanta arts leaders review applications submitted by over 50 visual artists from across the city. The panel selects five diverse, emerging artists from the Atlanta area to participate in the year-long fellowship program. MINT provides the artists with: dedicated studio space for six months; a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center; opportunities for public art and community engagement; complimentary memberships to C4 Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary, and MOCA GA; studio visits with renowned guest curators and critics; an established Atlanta-based artist to serve as a mentor; and a solo exhibition. All artists who participate in our residency program are paid a cash stipend.

MINT is proud to offer an Annual Juried Exhibition for emerging artists. Featuring a new juror yearly, the exhibition seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States.



MINTʼs twice-yearly Postcard Pin-Up is open to ALL ARTISTS interested, taking place every winter and summer. All works are accepted that fit our size requirements!


EngageMINT is our largest annual fundraiser for MINT, a 501(c)3. All of the proceeds from EngageMINT will directly support MINT’s programming for the upcoming year.