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How to sustain the arts in Atlanta: collaborate, collaborate, collaborate

Fulton County Arts & Culture Director Michael Simanga resigned in mid-December after six years in the position because “it was time for me to start working on some other projects,” he says.

Those projects include promotion of 44 on 44, an anthology (published last November) that he edited with Lita Hooper and Sonia Sanchez of musings on the election of POTUS No. 44 Barack Obama by 44 prominent African-American artists and thinkers, including Chuck D, Pearl Cleage, Natasha Tretheway, and Jasmine Guy, among others. (FULL ARTICLE: Debbie Michaud, Creative Loafing Atlanta)