We asked the candidates about their arts views and ideas...

Click on the Candidate's image to see their responses (PDF). We invited candidates running for Mayor, City Council President, and the at-large (super districts) Posts to respond to the same questions about the arts in the city of Atlanta.

We also reached out to the closely contested district candidates of 4 and 5.

Want to download all of the responses at once? The PDF includes responses from other candidates as well. Click the button below.

Meet the Candidates

Click the images below to download a PDF of that candidate's responses to questions we asked about the arts sector, artists, & their vision for the future of arts in Atlanta. Images are listed in alpha order by last name.

Candidates for Mayor of Atlanta

Photo image of antonio brown

Antonio Brown

Image of Andre Dickens. He is wearing a grey suit with blue tie.

Andre Dickens
Endorsed by Art Works ATL

A photo image of Felicia Moore. Wearing a dark suit with peach color shirt.

Felicia Moore
Did not participate.

Photo image of Kaseem Reed. Chest up shot. He is wearing a grey suit with light blue button up shirt

Kasim Reed
Art Works ATL would like to recognize Former Mayor Reed for his thoughtful responses.

Candidates for Atlanta City Council President

Image of Natalyn Archibong

Natalyn Archibong

Did not participate.

Courtney English

Courtney English

Doug shipman - Endorse by art works atl

Doug Shipman

Endorsed by Art Works ATL

Endorsed City Councilmember Candidates

photo image of Liliana Baktiari

Liliana Bakhtiari 

Candidate for Atlanta City Council District 5

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Jason Dozier

Candidate for Atlanta City Council District 4
photo image of Brandon Goldberg

Brandon Cory Goldberg

Candidate for Atlanta City Council
Post 1 At Large (City-Wide)


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Jodi Merriday

Candidate for Atlanta City Council
Post 3 At Large (City-Wide)


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