Save the Date: Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser!!!

Hello Alchemists!  We're pleased to announce the Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser.


1911 Cliff Valley Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Date & Time
Saturday, June 13th
6:00pm - 11:30pm EDT

Facebook Event

We have a new, larger, more fantastic venue.  You'll have the ability to purchase tickets online.  We plan to have more fabulous swag tiers than you can possibly imagine, with all the proceeds going to the artists, of course.  We hope to involve even more of our wonderful, artistic community through Art Auction donations and performances.  Soon enough, we'll also have a Call Out for Art Proposals.  So, Artists, get those creative juices flowing!  Develop those ideas.  Or, come to Euphoria and look around for new pieces of inspiration.  We'll be announcing details soon, like this year's Art Fundraiser Leadership Team, Alchemy 2015's Theme, and the process to submit a proposal.  Stay tuned for more details very, very soon!!!
Interested in applying to help through this shin-dig!  Well, hurry up and apply!  The final day is Wednesday, April 1st.
Want to submit your Theme idea for consideration?  Go here!  The deadline is Sunday, April 5th.


Alchemy 2015 Theme Submissions

How do you imagine Alchemy?  Do you have a great idea?  Some inspiration to share?  Go for it!  


Submissions are open now, and will remain open until Sunday, April 5th at Midnight EDT.  




Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser Leadership Callout

The FAI 2015 Events Committee is looking to build the leadership team for this year’s Alchemy Art Fundraiser! The Alchemy Art Fundraiser is about more than simply providing money to artists for projects. One purpose of the event is to place the privilege and responsibility of allocating community funds in the hands of the community. Funding is not decided by a committee of select individuals. Instead, anyone that chooses to attend the event or donate online gets to decide which project every dollar they spend is allocated to.

The Art Fundraiser Team is there to empower community members to achieve their artistic vision through logistical support and, of course, funding. The Art Fundraiser Team and the Art Team work with artists on tasks like making budgets, promoting themselves and their vision, and any other logistical support they may require. We are there to help them develop many of the logistical and administrative skills necessary to undertake an art project of any scale. If you’re interested in being on this team, then read the expectations and fill out the form below. Whether you’re a seasoned event production veteran or a wet-behind-the-ears noobie... if you’ve got the passion and desire, then we want you!

The Art Fundraiser will be held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, June 13th. The FAI 2015 Events Committee is now finalizing the exact date and venue location for this year's event.

Questions? Shoot an email to

Art Fundraiser Leadership Team Expectations:

  • Reach out to artists and encourage them to submit projects for funding.
  • Work with the web content lead to represent each project on the website and to provide timely updates about the event.
  • Keep an open channel of communication with applying and funded artists.
  • Work with the Board of Directors on obtaining event insurance for the Art Fundraiser.
  • Ensure that projects submitted for the fundraiser meet stated expectations and requirements such as LNT plan and budget transparency.
  • Help applying and Funded Artists with any logistical or administrative challenges that may arise during the planning and execution of their project, as requested.
  • Gather required tax information from funded artists prior to fund disbursement.
  • Organize the Online Fundraiser.
  • Ensure transparency of all funding received and disbursed.
  • Coordinate with the Art Team to make sure that funded artists have their projects represented on the Alchemy website, the Placement Map, and any other  projects or activities the Art Team is planning, such as last year’s scavenger hunt.




FAI BOD Minutes: February 2015

The February 2015  meeting failed to meet quorum and was not held. No minutes available.

FAI BOD Minutes: January 2015



The regular meeting of the Directors of FLASHPOINT ARTISTS INITIATIVE, INC. was held at 1:15 p.m. on January 17th, 2015, as a scheduled meeting by general consent of the board instead of the registered office of the corporation, pursuant to the bylaws of the corporation and by notice given to the community through all normal channels.

The following Directors were present: David, Dusty, Tareq, Jessica, Sunshine, Tunna, Anna, Ash

The following Directors were excused:

The following Directors were absent:

The following acted as secretary for the meeting: David

The following members of the Community were in attendance: Ean Loire


The reading of the minutes of the last regular meeting was waived as they had been presented for review online.  The minutes were approved as presented by consensus after a motion from the chair, seconded by Anna.  The minutes for the Alchemy meeting will be submitted to the board for review by February.


In notice to the community, the Board submits this record of Business taken in session by the Board since the previous meeting:


  1. Approved Tareq as signatory on the events Account - passed by consensus


The following old business was discussed:


  1. Overdue Minutes - missing Feb/Mar/Apr; will try one more attempt to reach out to get whatever notes we can -- Jessica

  2. Board Secretary Process -- will reach out to Courtney to set deadline to get in minutes to us (two weeks prior to the next meeting).  -- David

  3. Regional Status -- no movement, tabled until retreat

  4. New Venue Committee -- pending callout

  5. Committee Updates

    1. PW committee - proposal shared, 3 person team + 1 board liaison (could be double duty); description of team to be reset to standard communication document;

    2. Event Committee -- Euphoria callouts, scholarship apps, and other initial announcements have been made; Team meetings are happening, including effigy planning; moved DMV under arts dept; Euphoria proposal submitted; next meeting 25th Jan at 3pm, venue TBD; started on Alchemy proposal; working with property conflict issues;

    3. Communications and Community Outreach Committee Updates -- two drupal designers in contact for website redesign; outreach and donations list ready for publication; Trees Atlanta day upcoming; potential co-chair interest

    4. Tech Ops Committee Updates -- MailChimp set up and template in place (97 people signed up so far); password changes to be scheduled;

  6. Board Retreat

    1. Doodle for scheduling

    2. Investigation of Organizational Development Consultant for strategic planning

    3. Probably going to happen in March, pending location determination

  7. 501(c)(3) Status

    1. Met with council, determined 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(7), split criterion are options; best option really is direct application as a private educational foundation with fundraising events and outreach; app has to be available for public inspection; 990 has to be available for public inspection; annual financial audits must be available for public inspection

  8. Community Art Grant Program - tabled by request

  9. Financial Officer transition - pending election

  10. Southeastern Leadership Conference (February 7 & 8 in Charlotte, NC)

    1. Board suggests the EC submit any attendees they want

  11. Writeup for Property Loss public statement


The following new business was brought before the board:


  1. Approve Euphoria Event Proposal

    1. Motion to approve by EC, seconded by Tunna; approved by consensus

  2. Motion to approve the TLs as to be selected by the EC on 18Jan2015 upon notification of selection - Tunna, seconded by Sunshine; passed by consensus

  3. Assign New Co-Chairs to Committees

    1. Vote to approve Tunna as Board Liaison to Public Works Committee, and Jaime as Director, with training of new quartermaster and new director by the existing leadership - seconded by Anna; passed by consensus

    2. Tech Ops - Sunshine and David - seconded by Tunna; passed by consensus

    3. Communications - Ash and Jessica - seconded by Tunna; passed by consensus

    4. Community Outreach - Anna and Jessica - seconded by Sunshine; passed by consensus

  4. Vice President & CFO

    1. Vice President Dusty Graham submits his resignation

    2. Chair accepts resignation and thanks him for his year of service

    3. Anna nominated Sunshine to the position of VP, appointed by acclamation

  5. Transition of Financial information to new CFO

    1. to be done on 20Jan2015

  6. Set meeting schedule for 2015

    1. 2nd Saturday of every Month, 1pm

      1. 21 Feb

      2. 14 Mar

      3. 11 Apr

      4. 09 May

      5. 13 June

      6. 11 July

      7. 08 Aug

      8. 12 Sept

      9. 10 Oct

      10. 14 Nov

      11. 12 Dec

  7. Budget determination and design - to be returned by CFO to online discussion

  8. 501(c)(3) status application determination - Will of the Board to proceed, motion to apply by Tunna, seconded by Jessica, approved by consensus

  9. Moving official “Doing Business In” location to a USPS or UPS facility - tabled pending budget; UPS store preferable, closest to storage facility probable location

  10. Bank Statement - Current as of 17Jan15

    1. Org -  $17,709.65

    2. Event -  $28,509.48

    3. APW -  $83.07

    4. Reserve - $25,000.07

  11. Services Accounts - by TechOps, TBD by BOD email list

    1. Update current accounts

    2. Change passwords

    3. Determine access to passwords

  12. Taxes

    1. Smokey w9 for land rental so we can get a 1099 mailed

    2. Citron and Andrew w9 needed

    3. CNC guy, LLC or personal?  Possible 1099.

    4. 1099s for Reimbursements, based on tax status?  To be reviewed.

    5. CPA Meeting?


The board generated the following ACTION ITEMS


Reach out concerning old missing minutes -- Jessica / 30Jan15

Reach out to Courtney concerning new Secretary position -- David / 20Jan15

Contact Jacob concerning committee minute records -- Anna / 20Jan15

Get names of EC people interested in SLC -- Tareq / 23Jan15

Notify Jacob to update Secretary of State with change of VP - David / 20Jan15

Begin 501(c)(3) application - Jessica / 30Jan15

Look for closest UPS store to Storage Facility for permanent address - Tunna / 23Jan15

Investigate Business License requirements by county in Metro Area with Jacob - Anna / 23Jan15

Begin Budgetary Process for 2015 Outstanding - Sunshine / 17Jan15

Writeup for property loss statement to share with Jacob - Ash / 23Jan15


The board confirmed the upcoming meeting:


February 21st  - 1pm ; Location:  Sunshine’s House [6380 Dodgen Road, Mableton, GA 30126]; remanded to TechOps for publication


Motion to Adjourn,  4:10 pm, by Anna who was impatient with the Chair, seconded by; Tunna,  passed by consensus


FAI Donations to the Community

Flashpoint Artists Initiative has begun a yearly tradition of donating to a variety of community nonprofits we feel are supporting the arts and building community in Lafayette, Atlanta, and Georgia as a whole. At the end of 2014, we made an effort to donate to a wide spread of these organizations. Here’s what you helped fund in 2014:

  • Care Mission (Lafayette, GA) - $2000
  • Lafayette Fire Department - $1000
  • Flux Projects - $1000
  • Atlanta Beltline - $1000
  • WonderRoot - $1000
  • Lost n Found Youth - $1000
  • Park Pride - $500
  • Twinhead Theater - $500
  • Freeside Atlanta - $500
  • Trees Atlanta - $500
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta - $500 designated for Youth Art Connection
  • Clarkston Community Center - $500 for arts based programming

Got a great organization you want to see supported in 2015? Email us!

Flashpoint Artists Initiative BOD Meeting - Saturday, Jan 17

This is just a reminder that the next Flashpoint Artists Initiative Board meeting is this weekend.

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Time: 1:00PM

Where: 2396 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

2015 Event Committee Selected

The Flashpoint Artist Initiative would like to congratulate the following people on their selection to the 2015 Event Committee.  The Event Committee is also known as Event Lead Team (ELT).  For more details about what this committee does check out this page.

  • Event Lead: Ash Monogue
  • Event Lead: Tareq Fayyad
  • Department of EMS: Melissa Roberts
  • Department of Operations: Jamie Ouderkirk
  • Department of Information: Ean Loire
  • Department of Art: Sarah Griffith 

These people bring a lot of talent, hard work, and experience to the committee.  

Thank you to everyone who applied.  

We are looking forward to an exciting event filled year.

The Alchemist - December 10, 2014


The Flashpoint Artists Initiative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the community elections, Tunna Kerosene and Anna Stroup. This slate of board members will presented to the Board of Directors for their approval at the next meeting on Saturday, December 20th. Their term will begin in January 2015.

2014 Board of Directors Elections

For more information on each of the candidates, please read their profiles here.

The polls will close on Sunday 12-7-14 at 11:55PM